Celebrities React to Heavy D’s Death

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By Michael Lewittes

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After hearing the news of Heavy D‘s sudden death earlier on Tuesday, a number of celebrities took to Twitter to express their thoughts and feelings about the man and his music.

Samuel L. Jackson wrote, “Ahhh man! Heavy D?! Dwight wz a dear friend. Fond memories of a truly cool brutha.” Keri Hilson added, “RIP Heavy D. Glad I had the pleasure of meeting you. In your words, ‘I got nuthin but love for ya.’ Prayers to his family & friends.”

“Heavy D inspired me to be me,” offered Will.I.Am. Alyssa Milan recalled, “Heavy D gave me advice when I was pregnant. He said, ‘Cherish every single moment. It goes by way too fast’. Rest in peace, Heavy D.” Nicki Minaj said, “We’ll never forget you babe!”

“So sad to hear about Heavy D…my heart goes out to him and his loved ones,” tweeted Denise Richards. The Rock quoted the singer, “Once you’re hip hop, you’re hip hop. It’s in my blood – it’s not going anywhere.”

“So effing sad,” wrote Samantha Ronson, adding, “I met him a few times around the way and he was incredibly kind and cool. another great loss.” Carson Daly expressed, “So sad to hear about heavy d. His music was my upbringing. I’m so glad I got to tell him when I saw him at the voice live shows in june.”

MC Hammer remembered, “We had a lot of great times touring together. He had a Heart of Gold. He was a part of what’s good about the world.” Wilmer Valderrama felt, “We have lost another member of Hip Hop”s legacy, a TRUE Rap legend.”

Joel Madden tweeted, “Heavy D was a truly positive and uplifting man. Rest in peace Heavy. Its a very Sad day today.” John Legend noted, “I’m so sad about Hev. He really was a wonderful person.” Khloe Kardashian said, “Wow Heavy D passed away…. How? He was so young… My prayers and love go out to all of his loved ones… So sad.. May God bless.”

“I am deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Heavy D. A long time friend and a beautiful person,” wrote Russell Simmons. LL Cool J asked, “May GOD embrace the soul of Heavy D and Bless his family. I respected you Heavy and I always will. Diddy: “My Heart is Broken. Pls pray for my man Heavy D and his Family.”

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