The famous rap singer Heavy D funeral was took place in his home town of Mount Vernon on Friday. This funeral service was held at the Grace Baptist Church in Heav’s hometown, where guests included Jay-Z, Will Smith, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Mary J. Blige and previous Heavy D & the Boyz group members, DJ Eddie F and G-Whiz.
Throughout the ceremony Rev. Al Sharpton called Heavy’s 11-year-old daughter Xea Myers to the stage, before reading a poem that President Obama devoted to the dead performer.
"We extend our heartfelt condolences at this difficult time,” the note from Obama read. “He will be kept in mind for his infectious brightness and many donations to American music. Please know that you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.”
Grace Baptist Church was so packed that an overflow area was set up. Among those in attendance were Usher, Queen Latifah, Don King, Q-Tip, John Legend and Rosie Perez. A wake held on Thursday attracted famous friends including Chris Rock, Flavor Flav and Russell Simmons.