#RIPHeavyD: Hip-Hop Community Mourns on Twitter
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As details surrounding Heavy D's passing continue to trickle in, hip-hop stars have turned to Twitter to react the rap legend's untimely death today (Nov. 8). From Usher to Rev Run, new school to old school, Heavy D's pioneering sound and over-the-top persona inspired many personally and artistically. Artists like Common, Nas, Questlove, Ne-Yo and Bun B have expressed gratitude and deep sorrow, a reflection of the wide reach and success of one of hip-hop's original crossover stars.

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Janelle Monae @BunBTrillOG (Bun B): I'm keeping it all the way trill. As a young overweight kid, Heavy D was a big inspiration to me. Helped teach me self-esteem. What a loss.
Drake @MissJillScott: Oh my heart aches!! In shock. Can't believe Heavy D is gone. Such a positive sweet hearted man. Please pray for his daughter.
lady gaga @UsherRaymondIV: This is too heavy, I can't believe it. HEAVY D was just here. Truly gone too soon. My heart and support goes out to his family. R.I.P HEAVY
michelle branch @NeYoCompound: Man. I was just with Heavy D recently in London. Had I known it'd be the last time I'd see him, I woulda told him he was truly great. RIP...
Diddy @Questlove: Damn man. This is a wake up call like a mofo. Heavy D was a good friend & he'll be missed. Night I met him is funniest story ever.
Jermaine Dupri @Common: Heavy D was...no...is one of Hip-Hops finest. Your art and contribution will live 4ever brother! #RIPHheavyD
rihanna @SeanKingston: R.I.P Rap legend Heavy D One Of The Most Influential Rappers Of The '90s Era... Smh Another Sad Day For Music You Will Def Be Missed Man
Ke$ha @Nelly_Mo (Nelly): IRONIC HE WAS THE CLOSING ACT AT THIS YRS BET HIPHOP AWARDS!ONLY FITTING THAT THE LAST MEMORY SOME OF US HAVE OF HIM IS ON STAGE!#RIPHEAVYD
mark hoppus @Nas: RIP TO A REAL HIP HOP LEGEND HEAVY D!
the game @TheGame: Last tweet of the day: Rest In Paradise to a GOOD FRIEND & legendary hip hop icon Dwight Arrington "Heavy D" Myers. Damn life sometimes !!!
jessica simpson @MissyElliott: U 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...
Mariah Carey @BoyzIIMen: UGH...heavy d..always cool as hell with us..just a sick feeling....praying for his little daughter and family.
NICKI MINAJ @NICKIMINAJ: We'll never forget you babe! #hiphopelite #RIPHeavyD
Lil Wayne @LLCoolJ: May GOD embrace the soul of Heavy D and Bless his family. I respected you Heavy and I always will.
Tyrese @Tyrese: I was just on stage with him. Now he's gone.. His last tweet 16 hours reads.. "Be inspired" @HeavyD ? I can't believe I'm writing RI-HEAVEN!!!
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