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Heavy D: Funeral This Week

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Heavy D (Associated Press)
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Heavy D (Associated Press)

Popular 90s rapper, Heavy D, died this past Tuesday, leaving funeral arrangements a big question.

Numerous reports provide conflicting dates of services but according to the NY Daily News, the rapper will be buried next Friday following a public viewing and wake at a Mount Vernon church Thursday in New York—The viewing on Nov. 17 will be held at Grace Baptist Church in Mount Vernon from noon to 7 p.m. with a wake following.

The Friday funeral service will reportedly be invitation-only.

TMZ reported that invited guests include former Heavy D and the Boyz members, Eddie F and G0Whiz along with Diddy, Mary J. Blige, and the Wayans brothers.

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, the rapper, whose real name is Dwight Arrington Myers, was rushed to the hospital around noon after he was found unconscious on a walkway near his Beverly Hills condo following a shopping trip.

He was conscious when help arrived but only an hour later, was pronounced dead at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles—Heavy D died at 44 years old.

Reportedly, just a day earlier, the rapper sought treatment for flu like symptoms. Currently, investigators are running toxicology tests, which could take up to six weeks to be completed.

The Jamaican-born rapper is best known for leading Heavy D & the Boyz, a hip hop group that was popular in the 1990s. So popular that Notorious B.I.G. referred to him in his hit song “Juicy.”

The group is best known for their hits, “Now That We Found Love,” and their album “Living Large.”

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