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Rest In Peace to the Overweight Lover Heavy D!

One thing that we hear all the time in life is that tomorrow is never guaranteed.

Rest in peace Heavy D. 44 Years young.

Growing up in Brooklyn…Heavy D was a staple in the late 80s and early to mid 90s…the girls on my block would dance and choreograph ALL of his songs!! He was just simply a guaranteed hit maker.

When I think about him, I think about my happy childhood. I think about his connection to Jamaica (my descent) which made me love him even more! Even though he was overweight I always thought he was such a cutie, especially in this video!!

Another one of my favs…

We hear of celebrities passing all the time…but this one affected me differently, as if I had known him personally. I wish I could go and pay my respects to his family….especially his daughter. Feels like I lost a friend, and the world lost someone so special with such a good spirit. This thing here called life is so unexpected and unpredictable. I pray for his soul and may his music, and acting live on forever.



Mommy. Career Woman. Fitness Addict.
Schnelle "Nellie" Acevedo is a busy mom of two young boys (2 and 4), she is a career woman by day and a self proclaimed fitness junkie by night. Brooklyn Active Mama is  a positive community that focuses on demonstrating to all women that you can always find time for fitness. She features a Weekly Wednesday Workout and a Friday Fitness Check-in series where she encourages her readers to check in and remain accountable for their fitness and nutrition goals weekly. In addition to getting in the gym 5 times weekly, Nellie became inspired to become a licensed Zumba instructor at Fitbloggin' 12. She now teaches a regular high energy Saturday Zumba class in Brooklyn. Since beginning to blog Nellie has lost 27lbs (and counting)! You can find Nellie on TwitterInstagramFacebookPinterest, & Google Plus.

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  1. This was beautifully said! Not gonna lie…this affected me like when MJ died. He was the ish. I have his albums and now need to pull them out and jam to them. This really saddens me. Its always worse when a seemingly kind-hearted person passes at this young of an age with no sickness or diseases. Just so sad.

  2. i am saddened to read this. actually feel like i want to cry. i didn’t even know he passed away. so young. rest in peace Heavy D.

  3. Jamesgacevedo says:

    Still reeling from the news of his passing. It’s always a reality check when we hear of young folks dying long before what we belive to be their time. This hurts. Hurts like Aaliyah. Hurts like Lefteye. Hurts like M.J. The list goes on and on. This was well written. Love your other posts too. This is easily a favorite of mine

  4. It is so incredibly sad! :(

  5. Yes! That is exactly one of the things I said to my hubby *this one hurts like MJ* So sad.

  6. Thank you babe. :)

  7. It gives me chills that another person I give up with (musically) is gone…….

  8. so sad… are right this was music back then…life is so short!

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