Rapper Heavy D Died at 44

Legendary rapper Heavy D born, Dwight Errington Myers, died on Friday, November 18. His family members and friends said their final goodbyes during an invite only funeral service in Mount Vernon, New York. He was rushed to the hospital after collapsing in his Beverly Hills home and was pronounced dead shortly afterward.

The funeral was held at the Grace Baptist Church, where guests included Jay-Z, Will Smith, P Diddy, Mary J. Blige and former The Boyz group members, DJ Eddie F and G-Whiz. Rev. Al Sharpton called Heavy's 11 year old daughter Xea Myers to the podium before reading a poem that President Obama dedicated to the entertainer.

"We extend our heartfelt condolences at this difficult time. He will be remembered for his infectious optimism and many contributions to American music. Please know that you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.”, the note from President Obama.


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