Heavy D dead: Celebrity Big Brother star passes away aged 43 as his friend says ‘you lived your life the way you wanted’
Celebrity Big Brother star Heavy D, real name Colin Newell, has died at the age of 43, 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!
Heavy D dead: The Celebrity Big Brother star has passed away aged 43 as his friend Nick Nevern said: ‘you lived your life the way you wanted’ (pictured on CBB in 2016)
‘U always brought a smile to my face bro & lifted any room you where in. #RIPHeavyD.’
Heavy D was also known by the nickname, The Boominator because ‘Boom’ was one of his catchphrases.
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.
The couple were engaged but split on Christmas Day 2016 before briefly reuniting in February but later split once more.
He previously said he wanted to get a paternity test.
He 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!!’
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