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Funeral planned for Heavy D at historic NY church

Funeral planned for Heavy D at historic NY church

November 12th, 2011 in News

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (AP) - A private funeral for rap legend Heavy D will be held at a historic black Baptist church in a northern suburb of New York City.

Grace Baptist Church of Mount Vernon announced Friday that the funeral for Heavy D had been scheduled for Nov. 18.

The New York-born rapper died at a Los Angeles hospital Tuesday after collapsing outside his home. He was 44.

Dwight Arrington Myer was the titular member of Heavy D and the Boyz, which had hits with "Now That We Found Love," "Who's the Man" and "Somebody for Me."

He was one of the genre's top stars in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Grace Baptist Church's website says its congregation was founded by five black women in 1888.