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Heavy D Funeral Service Scheduled

7 years ago by Troy Rogers

The funeral service for rapper/actor Heavy D will take place next week at the Grace Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, New York.

According to New York Daily News, friends and family of Dwight Arrington Myers, aka Heavy D to fans, will hold a public viewing and wake on November 17 at the Grace Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, New York. The public viewing will take place at 7PM followed by a wake at 8PM, according to a church official. As reported, Heavy D will be laid to rest at an invitation only service with friends and family in attendance at the church.

Heavy D collapsed at his Beverly Hills home last week and was pronounced dead at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles 90 minutes later. Friends of Heavy D scheduled to attend the funeral include Diddy, Mary J. Blige, the Wayans brothers, and more.

Heavy D was best known for his rap song “Now That We Found Love” and his role in the TV series Boston Public. Heavy D most recently appeared in the film Tower Heist. Heavy D was 44 years-old at the time of his death.

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Troy Rogers began his online career in 2002 as a news writer for the popular Screenwriter's Voice website. Since then Troy has gone on to write for such outlets as The Deadbolt and UGO.com and has interviewed hundreds of celebrities and executives in a decade.