Family And Friends Pay Respect At Rapper Heavy D’s Funeral
Rapper Heavy D, who passed unexpectedly from complications with pneumonia, was remembered through laughs and tears at his funeral service this weekend with family and friends in attendance. The funeral service was held in his hometown of Mt. Vernon, New York and celebs including Usher, Diddy, and Jay Z came out to pay respect to a man that has inspired so many careers. President Barak Obama even wrote a letter of encouragement to those close to the legendary rapper.
“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,” read the note from the Obamas, which the Rev. Al Sharpton quoted during the service while Heavy D’s only 11-year old daughter stood beside the Reverand. His daughter also made a brave speech telling the attendees her father is “still here, not in the flesh, but in the spirit.”
The funeral was star-studded with celebs in attendance such as Mary J. Blige, Will and Jada Smith, Queen Latifah, Q-Tip,a nd John Legend to just name a few. Diddy spoke at the funeral and let the audience know how much Heavy D meant to him as a friend. He is quoted saying:
“He became my friend. He became my brother, and I’m not talking about friend-brother like we cavalierly use the word, I’m talking about a real friend, a real brother,” Diddy said. “Somebody I shared my dreams and my secrets with, somebody that’s been there for me at my lowest point, my darkest hour when nobody wanted to be beside me.”
Check pictures below from some of the celebs who attended the service.
Rest in Peace Heavy D! You will always be missed…..