HEAVY D: FUNERAL SET FOR NEXT WEEK
MOUNT VERNON, New York (AP) -- A private funeral for Heavy D is set for this week. The service for the rap legend is to be held November rap legend Heavy D will be held Friday at a church in Mound Vernon, New York -- a suburb of New York City. Heavy D died at a Los Angeles hospital last week after collapsing outside his home. He was 44. Heavy D was one of the top stars in the rap game in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He was also the head of Uptown Records -- home to acts like hip-hop queen Mary J. Blige.