Heavy with grief: An all star tribute to Heavy D

By Wilfred Okiche

U.S rapper Heavy D, born Dwight Arrington Myers passed away on Tuesday after climbing a flight of stairs in his Beverly Hills home. He was 44 years old. His friends and colleagues took to social network sites twitter to pour out their heartfelt condolences. We sampled some really moving ones here:

‘’How would you feel knowing prejudice was obsolete & all mankind danced to the exact beat. R.I.P Heavy D, you are in my heart forever.’’                                 –   Jennifer Lopez.

’My heart goes out to the family and loved ones of Heavy D, I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my prayers.”   – Latoya Jackson, who performed with him at the Michael JacksonForeverconcert  October, 2011.

“I still can’t believe it, a great artiste and good guy.’’                                –Reverend Al Sharpton.

‘’The passing of Heavy D really got me messed up, y’all please pray for his daughter and family.’’       –Timbaland.

‘’This is too heavy, I can’t believe it. Heavy D was just here, truly gone too soon. My heart and support goes out to his family.’’                   – Usher .

This is crazy, such a beautiful person. He did and will continue to inspire me.’’      –Nick Cannon.

’I am so saddened by the passing of Heavy D, my condolences go out to his family R.I.P my friend.’’      Lenny Kravitz.

‘’We had a lot of great times touring together. He had a heart of gold, he was a part of what’s good about the world.’’                       –  MC Hammer

’R.I.P Heavy D…death is such a sad final thing.’’          –  Banky W

The last tweet the rapper put out the day of his death was a positive one “BE INSPIRED!”

The funeral is to be held in New York next Friday: Diddy, Mary J. Blige are invited to attend.

Here are just three of some of his greatest hits:


Heavy D & The Boyz – Now That We Found Love ft. Aaron Hall

Soul For Real – Candy Rain (Remix) ft. Heavy D

Heavy D & The Boyz – The Overweight Lovers In The House





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