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La Toya Jackson

Heavy D Was a Great Friend

to Me and Michael

11/8/2011 2:13 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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La Toya Jackson
tells TMZ she was shocked to learn about the death of her dear friend Heavy D -- especially because they just performed together last month.

"This is very shocking and a tragic loss," La Toya said ... adding, "I just performed with Heavy D at the Forever Michael tribute concert and he was a friend to Michael and a friend to me."

Heavy and La Toya rocked out to "Jam" during the October 8th show in Wales -- and Heavy seemed perfectly fine.

La Toya continued, "We have lost a great person and terrific performer, my prayers and condolences go out to his family and fans.

The celebrity tributes are pouring in -- TMZ just spoke with Chuck D ... who told us, "I am sitting here stunned and shocked about this ... I can’t believe it. [Heavy] was a hip hop god ... this is a sad tragedy to hear."

Chuck continued, "He will always be remembered and I'm thankful for him for what he's done for hip hop culture."

Martin Lawrence -- who appeared with Heavy D in "Life" -- tells TMZ, "Heavy D was a talented performer and one of the nicest and most genuine people I have ever met.  I was to happy to have known him, my prayers are with his family. God Bless him”


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Samuel L. Jackson, Nicki Minaj, Usher -- click here for more shocked reactions.

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16.

Kendra    

Such a loss o*****reat talent. However, I do not see why it is such a shock to people. He was not called Heavy D for no reason. Obesity can and does lead to diease that will end your life.

1058 days ago
17.

tellmeaboutit     

LaToya "performed"???? Gimme a break.

1058 days ago
18.

Vaness    

I was so shocked when I found out that Heavy D passed away today. I remember dancing to Mr Big stuff in my best friends basement. He was true talent, and will be greatly missed. My condolences go out to his family

1058 days ago
19.

SEM    

STFU Latoya, you ignorant famewhoring sh*t talking witch!

1058 days ago
20.

jb    

I wonder why every time LaToya Jackson makes a public statement, she somehow has to ALWAYS bring Michael Jackson's name into her comment?? Could it be because other than being his sister, she really is of no interest to anyone?

1058 days ago
21.

tevandcee#1fans    

This is such sad news. We are losing important people in the music world but at least they will always live through their music. RIP Heavy D you will be missed!!

1058 days ago
22.

tevandcee#1fans    

This is such sad news. We are losing important people in the music world but at least they will always live through their music. RIP Heavy D you will be missed!!

1058 days ago
23.

ZB    

LaToya is disgusting...not only is she riding the Michael train now but adding Heavy D to the mix. You never were and you never will girl...you are so tired.

1058 days ago
24.

go to: mjfacts.info    

Sad but true...


-Michael Jackson was thrice accused of child molestation (Chandler, Francia, Arvizo)


-Michael Jackson settled his 1st case for $25 million after a 13-yr-old boy accurately drew a detailed description of his genitals...including marks that can only be seen during an erection.


-Michael Jackson had an alarm system for his bedroom that would go off when someone was approaching.


-Michael Jackson had a 2nd hidden bedroom within his main bedroom.


-Three different types of semen were found on Michael Jackson's mattress--one belonged to him, and the two others belonged to different males. A fourth sample of semen was found in Michael's bedsheets, and a fifth on a size small pair of underwear stored in a bag with Michael's own soiled underwear. No female DNA was detected.


-During the raid, police discovered that Michael Jackson had multiple books of nude children including "Boys Will be Boys", which is an extremely explicit book of young boys in erotic poses (this was locked in a filing cabinet in his room)


-Michael Jackson owned a nude photo of his pubescent friend Jonathan Spence...a boy he shared his bed with for years.


Anyone who still doesn't realize that he was a child predator is an idiot.

1058 days ago
25.

FACT1    

I DON'T KNOW WHO'S WORSE,
LATOYA OR JERMAINE.
THEY ARE ALL LOSERS & USERS
THATS WHY MJ KICKED THEM ALL TO THE CURB,
EXCEPT HIS MAMMY THAT IS.

1058 days ago
26.

JMP    

Yeah you Jackson freak, shut the **** up and keep cashing in on your brothers dead like the rest of your greedy fake us family.

1058 days ago
27.

victory    

Interesting that Michael Jackson never had much to do w/ his siblings, yet the entire clan drops his name as if they were such a close knit family. As for the death of Heavy D, your as light as a feather in the heavens. RIP.

1058 days ago
28.

Marianlutler    

Its a very true blog and i have read it, its every word so correct and real.
http://dermalift.org/

1058 days ago
29.

Scotty    

OMG that low life bitch is SUCH an opportunist! WTF? Great friends with her AND Michael??? Why not say the other appauling Jackson, Jermaine?? IDIOT! She's a creepy witch! RIP Heavy D!

1058 days ago
30.

Pittsburgh's Finest    

As Nene said to LaToya "The only reason you’ve gotten this far is because of your last name ,and you’ve faked it for 50 years." LaToya is so fake. And we all know that Michael Jackson was a child molester. Why do you think he moved to the Middle East? A place where women are looked at as breeders and little boys are looked at as fresh meat! Any Who, RIP Heavy D.

1058 days ago
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