The Hip Hop community was shocked late last night (November 8) to learn that beloved rapper Heavy D had passed away suddenly. The 44 year old was known for upbeat rhymes, nimble dance moves and his famously likeable persona. Several hip hop notables tweeted their shock and condolences over the 'Overweight Lover's' death.
"I cannot believe what I'm hearing about HEAVY D just Died!" producer DJ Premier tweeted. " 9th Wonder added: "My God...@PeteRock birthed me...and Heavy D birthed him...Rest In Peace Heavy D...#PeacefulJourney."
"RIP Heavy D...God Bless!!!" Lupe Fiasco shared, with DJ Drama tweeting, "Man. RIP to overweight lover heavy d."
"RIP TO A REAL HIP HOP LEGEND HEAVY D!" Nas tweeted.