Funeral planned for Heavy D at historic NY church

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In this Oct. 1, 2011 photo, rapper Heavy D, also known as Dwight Arrington Myers, performs during the BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta. A representative confirmed Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 that the singer and former leader of Heavy D & the Boyz died. He was 44. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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In this Oct. 1, 2011 photo, rapper Heavy D, also known as Dwight Arrington Myers, performs during the …

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (AP) — 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."

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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