It has been a week since Dwight Errington Myers, a.ka. Heavy D, passed away and he is still on the hearts of family and friends. Myers’ family recently released a statement about the music artist.


PHOTO: See A Picture of Heavy D and his daughter

In their statement, the family regarded Heavy D as a kind spirited individual who loved his daughter.  As the family states, “Out of all Hev’s successes and accomplishments, in his eyes, his most important triumph was that of becoming a father.  Hev’s love for his daughter Xea was profound–she was the center of his life, his heart, his soul. He often said ‘I cannot live without her and that she embodied every phenomenal attribute that he brought to this world.’ ”

The family adds, “He never compromised his values and artistry, and encouraged his peers to do the same. To us, Hev was the one who made us laugh, cry, sing, dance and turn a frown upside down. As a family, we are devastated by Hev’s passing but through our faith in God and support from family, friends and fans-we are comforted, blessed and will remain strong. His “bear hugs” are going to be deeply missed.”

Heavy D will always be remembered as a great artist by fans, but his family will cherish his outstanding parenting skills.  The artist’s funeral service will be held at Grace Baptist Church in Vernon, New York this Friday.

The family ask that all donations be made to the Heavy D and Xea Myers Fund: C/O JP Morgan Chase 726 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10085 Checks payable to: The Heavy D and Xea Myers Fund Heavy D Information Line: 212-381-2037 Website: www.rememberheavyd.com



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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