Heavy D Funeral

November 13, 2011 by staff 

Heavy D Funeral, Friends and family are scheduled to attend a private funeral for rap legend Heavy D at a historic black church in a northern suburb of New York City.

The funeral for rap legend Heavy D will be held on Friday, November 18 at 11 a.m. at Grace Baptist Church of Mount Vernon, New York with Senior Pastor Reverend Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson delivering the eulogy, the church announced in a news release.

The viewing for the rapper, whose real name is Dwight Myers, will be held on Thursday at the church, noon to 6 p.m. ET.

A telephone information line has been set up with more details about the arrangements, at (212) 381-2037. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Heavy D and Xea Myers Fund:

C/O JP Morgan Chase
726 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10085

The sudden death of the 44-year-old rapper, who soared to popularity during the late 1980s and early 1990s, sent shudders across the globe.

He collapsed outside of his home last week in Los Angeles after experiencing difficulty breathing. A cause of death has not been released.

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One Response to “Heavy D Funeral”

  1. Brda on November 16th, 2011 2:44 pm

    Much respect and sadness to the passing of the Overweight Lover in the House.

    Say Hi for me to the rest Of the Musical People UP there.