Stars React To The Passing Of Heavy D

The shocking news that seminal rapper Heavy D died Tuesday at the age of 44 launched an outpouring of emotion from those who knew him and were influenced by him.

Many opted to retweet the artist’s last postings on Twitter, encouraging statements such as “Never stop believing,” and then, just before his death, “BE INSPIRED!”

Others still recalled a man who was as legendary for a gracious spirit as he was for his music:

– “I can’t even think right now yall. Heav was my dude. What a friend. My heart is heavy.” – Q Tip

– “May GOD embrace the soul of Heavy D and Bless his family. I respected you Heavy and I always will.” – LL Cool J

– “Heavy D was…no…is one of Hip-Hops finest. Your art and contribution will live 4ever brother!” – Common

– “U will be missed Heavy D so many laughs we’ve shared but your Music is Timeless and will Always be Around 4ever Love u Heav.” – Missy Elliott

– “When I met Heavy D.. He said “believe U have a good soul, Sing with always having Something to say”. This was 1 year Be4 the 1st album RIP” – Keyshia Cole

– “When people say the phrase”he’s a good dude” @heavyd Personified that. He at core a good dude and I hurt knowing he’s gone.” – Marlon Wayans

“Heavy D was a truly positive and uplifting man. Rest in peace Heavy. Its a very Sad day today.” – Joel Madden

– “I’m so sad about Hev. He really was a wonderful person.” – John Legend

– “RIP. Heavy D. i can;t believe that. I can’t. Was just in London w him. WTF.” – Estelle

– “Man. I was just with Heavy D recently in London. Had I known it’d be the last time I’d see him, I woulda told him he was truly great. RIP…” – Ne-Yo

– “Smokin’ Joe, now this?! The overweight lover Heavy D was one of my favorites growing up. From an era when hip hop was fun, entertaining…and had a social conscience. He was a cool, smooth big man… R.I.P Heavy D.. My condolences to your family.” – Mario Lopez

– “I just talked to Heavy D. He was encouraging me about life. This is crazy.@heavyd such a beautiful person. He did and will continue to inspire me.” – Nick Cannon

– “R.I.P. To my dude Heavy D. He sat me down & gave me many inspirational talks when i started early in the game. Gon miss you brother.” – DJ Clue

– “Rest in Peace Heavy D. You provided the soundtrack to some of the best times of my teenage years. Your music will always make me smile.” – Fred Savage

– “Heavy D gave me advice when I was pregnant. He said, “Cherish every single moment. It goes by way too fast”. Rest in peace, Heavy D.” – Alyssa Milano

– “We’ll never forget you babe!…His BET Hip Hop Awards performance seems so much more special now. Thanks BET.” – Nicki Minaj

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Posted on November 9, 2011, in Hollywood Buzz and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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