Heavy D Honored By Jay-Z, Kanye West, Diddy and Mike Tyson

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By Rob Markman

Family, friends, fans and colleagues are no doubt broken up about the sudden death of Dwight “Heavy D” Myers. On Tuesday night (November 8 ), during their Madison Square Garden performance Kanye West and Jay-Z dedicated a portion of their Watch the Throne favorite “Made in America” to the Overweight Lover. “Everybody cell phones in the sky one time,” Kanye said to the crowd before Jay finished, adding, “Heavy D, Heavy D.” Diddy, who attributes his first job in the record business to Waterbed Heav sent out a pair of tweets last night to honor his deceased comrade. “My Heart is Broken. Pls pray for my man Heavy D and his Family. PLS #RipHeavyD love you Boy. 4ever!,” he wrote and then “Heavy D is the person who gave me my 1st chance in the music industry. He got me my internship at Uptown. He Believed when no one else did.”

Musical legend Quincy Jones also took the time to honor Heavy, who he shared a close personal bond with. “I am devastated to hear the news about my little brother Heavy D. He was a talented musician and actor,” he wrote on his Twitter account.

It isn’t just musicians who were affected by the rapper’s sudden death. Over Twitter comedian Chris Rock paid homage, reminiscing how Heavy took him out on the road as an opening act 20 years ago. Former heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson also chimed in when he recalled his 23rd birthday party in Ohio where Slick Rick, Salt n Pepa, Al B. Sure and Heavy D & the Boyz all performed. Iron Mike also sent his condolences to the MC’s mother and wrote about the last time he saw his friend. “I was just with Heavy D in LA last month @ Manny’s restaurant with our old crew. We said it was a reunion but we were really saying goodbye,” he tweeted.

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