Celebrity Big Brother Heavy D is dead
Heavy D dead: Celebrity Big Brother star passes away aged 47 as his friend says ‘you lived your life the way you wanted’
- The TV star shot to fame after appearing as a buyer on the UK version of Storage Hunters
- In August 2016, he took part in the 18th series of Celebrity Big Brother but became the fourth person to be evicted from the show
- He has a 14-month-old daughter called Rory with his ex-girlfriend, Bryony Harris
- An American-Jamaican rapper who also went by the name Heavy D, real name Dwight Arrington Myers, died in 2011
Celebrity Big Brother star Heavy D, real name Colin Newell, has died at the age of 47, his friend has confirmed.
Actor Nick Never wrote: ‘I’m very shocked & saddened to hear of the passing of my friend @HeavyHeavyd. U lived ur life the way u wanted to & f*** anyone who didn’t like it!
‘U always brought a smile to my face bro & lifted any room you where in. #RIPHeavyD.’
Heavy D dead: The Celebrity Big Brother star has passed away aged 47 as his friend Nick Nevern said: ‘you lived your life the way you wanted’ (pictured on CBB in 2016)
Heavy D was also known by the nickname, The Boominator because ‘Boom’ was one of his catchphrases.
The TV star, who weighed in at 23 stone, shot to fame after appearing as a buyer on the UK version of Storage Hunters.
In August 2016, he took part in the 18th series of Celebrity Big Brother but became the fourth person to be evicted from the show.
Family: He has a daughter called Rory, 14 months, with his ex-girlfriend, Bryony Harris, 25, who is 22 years his junior – but they had split up (pictured in 2016)
He has a daughter called Rory, 14 months, with his ex-girlfriend, Bryony Harris, 25 – 22 years his junior.
The couple were engaged but split on Christmas Day 2016 before briefly reuniting in February but later split once more.
The Storage Hunters UK star sparked up a relationship with Bryony after she tracked him down on Twitter after falling for his boisterous personality on TV.
Heavy popped the question to Bryony live on the radio in September 2016 – and was thrilled when she accepted his proposal.
The pair engaged in a furious Twitter spat after he previously said he wanted to get a paternity test.
Heavy said: ‘Basically my ex who is 7 months pregnant who says i’m the father has basically just said I can’t have a DNA test, cant give me a reason why.
‘And we split up for a week before the ‘conception” and she went out and got steaming drunk with her mate. That’s and too close for comfort!!’
An American-Jamaican rapper who also went by the name Heavy D, real name Dwight Arrington Myers, died in 2011.
He was killed by a pulmonary embellism which caused a blood clot that following a flight from London to LA.
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