With Diddy, Jay Z and Will Smith all in attendance, Heavy D received a well deserved send off.
The service which took place in Mount Vernon, New York, took place on Friday 18th November 2011. During the ceremony, Rev Al Sharpton read out a note that had been sent to D's daughter - Xea... a note that was prepared by no other than President Barack Obama.
The message read:
"We extend our heartfelt condolences at this difficult time. He will be remembered for his infectious optimism and many contributions to American music. Please know that you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers."
RIP Heavy D