Funeral Planned For Heavy D at Historic New York Church

Rap legend died Tuesday in L.A. at 44

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    Heavy D performs at the BET Hip Hop Awards 2011 at Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on Oct. 1, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.

    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 is set for Nov. 18.

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    The New York-born rapper died Tuesday at a Los Angeles hospital 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."

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    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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