MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. — A private funeral for rap legend Heavy D will be held at a historic black Baptist church in a northern suburb of New York City.
Grace Baptist Church of Mount Vernon announced Friday that the funeral for Heavy D had been scheduled for Nov. 18.
The New York-born rapper died at a Los Angeles hospital Tuesday after collapsing outside his home. He was 44.
Dwight Arrington Myer was the titular member of Heavy D and the Boyz, which had hits with "Now That We Found Love," "Who's the Man" and "Somebody for Me."Why we have 'nuttin' but love' for Heavy D
He was one of the genre's top stars in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Grace Baptist Church's website says its congregation was founded by five black women in 1888.
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