RIP Heavy D (May 24, 1967 – November 8, 2011)
Dwight Arrington Myers was laid to rest a a private funeral held in Mount Vernon, just north of New York - famous friends such as Diddy and Rev. Al Sharpton spoke at his funeral.
“Though Hev will most notably be remembered for his work both behind-the-scenes and in the forefront, he will always be remembered by us as a generous soul who remained humble and unselfish till his final days,” the family said in a statement.
In honor of the late rapper, his family launched the “Heavy D and Xea Myers Fund” named after Heavy D and his 11 year old daughter.
Among those also devastated by his death, Mary J. Blige acknowledged the rapper as “an angel and protector.” Ms. Blige started her career on Uptown Records, the label on which Heavy D released most of his music through and over time, became president. She continued, “He was one of the people in my life who always had something inspiring and encouraging to say.”
To remember Heavy D and to read more on Heavy D and Xea Myers Fund, please visit: http://www.rememberheavyd.com