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Several celebrities have come out in force to pay tribute to the late hip-hop legend Heavy D who tragically passed away yesterday.
Missy Elliott, Nas, LL Cool J, Swizz Beatz and Lil Kim are just some of the names in music who have taken to their Twitter accounts to pay tribute to the hip-hop pioneer. Heavy was pronounced dead yesterday afternoon in a Los Angeles hospital after he collapsed on a stairway in his home and comforted by a neighbour until the ambulance arrived.
It since emerged that the rapper suffered from pneumonia leading to his death.
Read below for just some of the outpours of tributes from hip-hop and R&B stars:
Jennifer Lopez: "'How would you feel knowing prejudice was obsolete & all mankind danced to the exact beat' - rip heavy d...you are in my heart forever."
Lil Kim: "#RIPHeavyD U will be missed :( but NEVER forgotten!!!!!! Our memories are special"
Big Sean: "#RIP to Heavy D... I just seen him like 3 weeks ago."
Missy Elliott: "You will be missed Heavy D so many laughs we've shared but your Music is Timeless and will Always be Around 4ever Love u Heav..."
Swizz Beatz: "Wow life is 2 short i am twisted about my brother The Great Heavy D :( R.I.P this is wack!!!"
LL Cool J: "May GOD embrace the soul of Heavy D and Bless his family. I respected you Heavy and I always will."
Fat Joe: "R.I.P 2 HEAVY D I LOVE U ALWAYS LOVED U MY IDOL!!!!!!!!"
Rev Run: "R.I.P to one of the best rappers who ever Did it @HeavyD You will be missed tremendously!"
Nas: "RIP TO A REAL HIP HOP LEGEND HEAVY D!"