Plans for Heavy D’s funeral services are being made, and his sendoff will be small and intimate with close friends and family only. The beloved rapper, born Dwight Errington Myers, will be laid to rest next Friday, November 18, in the New York area.
TMZ reports that Heav’s family will be holding a public viewing the Thursday before the funeral for fans to catch a last glimpse of the “Now That We Found Love” rapper.
Heavy’s burial services Friday will be invite-only. The surviving Boyz of [artist id=”751″]Heavy D & the Boyz[/artist] — DJ Eddie F and dancer G-Wiz — will be in attendance. While calling into MTV News’ “RapFix Live,” Eddie explained the universal appeal of his late friend.
“The thing that he did that may be apparent, but maybe a lot of people didn’t pay attention to it, he was the type of rapper like the hardest, hardest, hard rock was a fan of his, and he would move on the street,” Eddie F told MTV News. “But then he was also respectful, and your mother, your grandmother could listen to Heavy D.”
Also sure to attend the funeral will be Sean “Diddy” Combs and Mary J. Blige, who both worked with the Overweight Lover while he was at Uptown Records. The Wayans brothers are on the list of select attendees, according to TMZ; Heav famously penned and performed the theme music to the Wayans’ “In Living Color” sketch-comedy show.
Heavy D died Tuesday after collapsing near his Beverly Hills condominium. Although it’s been reported that he had pneumonia-like symptoms shortly before his death , the Los Angeles coroner has not announced an official cause of death.
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