MSNBC is reporting that a funeral for rap legend Heavy D will be held at a historic black Baptist church in New York: Grace Baptist Church of Mount Vernon. Grace Baptist Church's website says its congregation was founded by five black women in 1888. The funeral will be broadcast live on the church's website.
The New York-born rapper died at a Los Angeles hospital Tuesday after collapsing outside his home. He was 44. In a letter to The Root, sent by publicist Rachel Noerdlinger, the family of Heavy D said that that they will miss his bear hugs.
We'll miss Heavy D's positive energy, great music and love of his fans. He may be gone, but his life and legacy will not be forgotten. The Root has nothing but love for Heavy D. Rest in peace.
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