When hip-hop veteran Heavy D passed away yesterday morning, the last thing he wrote on his Twitter account was “be inspired!”. Today, artists of all genres remember how 44-year-old Heavy D has inspired them. Lots of celebs are paying tribute to the artist that influenced the rap genre in the 80′s.
Lenny Kravitz wrote: “I am so saddened by the passing of Heavy D. My condolences go out to his family. Rest in peace my friend. Guns and Roses.”
Jennifer Lopez wrote: “‘how would you feel knowing prejudice was obsolete & all mankind danced to the exact beat’ – rip heavy d …. You are in my heart 4ever”
Producer Timbaland tweeted: “the passing of heavy d really got me messed up. yall pls pray for his daughter & family.”
Reverend Al Sharpton tweeted: “”I am at NAN talking with our Chairman Dr. W.F. Richardson about the death of Heavy D. I still can’t believe it. A great artist and good guy.”
Samuel L. Jackson wrote: “Ahhh man! Heavy D?! Dwight wz a dear friend. Fond memories of a truly cool brutha.”