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Russell Simmons, Sean Diddy Combs, Kimora Lee Simmons and Chris Rock were among the many who paid their final respects to Heavy D at a Viewing And Wake Service at Grace Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, New York on Thursday night.

STORY: Heavy D’s Last Moments In The Studio

Legendary rapper Heavy D, born Dwight Arrington Myers, died last week at a Los Angeles hospital after collapsing outside his home at the age of 44. His autopsy report released last week proved inconclusive. 

EXCLUSIVE: Rest In Peace, Heavy D By Russell Simmons

Since Heavy’s death, waves of support and prayers have been coming in via Twitter and Facebook. Sean Diddy Combs tweeted yesterday:

‘Heavy D is the person who gave me my first chance in the music industry,’ he revealed.

‘He got me my internship at Uptown. He Believed when no one else did. My Heart is Broken. Pls pray for my man Heavy D and his Family. PLS #RipHeavyD love you Boy. 4ever’

In support of Heavy D’s daughter Xia Myers, the family has set up the Heavy D and Xia Myers Fund. To learn more, fans can visit

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