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Arsenal Fan TV have paid an emotional tribute to former star Heavy D.
The regular guest kept supporters entertained with his views on the shortcomings of the club he loved – and there has been an outpouring of support for his loved ones.
Heavy D, real name Colin Newell, also took part in the 18th series of Celebrity Big Brother back in 2016, becoming the fourth person to be evicted from the show.
A post on the official AFTV Twitter page reads: "We are shocked to hear the sad news that Heavy D has passed away today. Our condolences go to his family at this very sad time. #RIPHeavyD."
That message came after his close friend, actor Nick Nevern, 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.”
He leaves behind a 14-month-old child called Rory, who he shares with ex-girlfriend, Bryony Harris.
One fan said in response: “That's so sad, he was such an upbeat guy with good vibes, RIP.”
With another adding: “He was such an upbeat guy and always spread positive energy. Rest In Peace.”
An Arsenal supporter then added: “Awful news. Sending strength to his loved ones. May he Rest In Peace.”
With another saying: I am actually shocked about this, I can’t believe this, I’m lost for words R.I.P Heavy D.”
No further details of his tragic passing have yet been revealed, and he was active on social media just two weeks before the news broke on November 14.
Heavy D made his name appearing on Storage Hunters between 2014 and 2016, and was also known as The Boominator.
He worked as a cab driver and market stall salesman before his career in the public eye.
Former pro boxer Peter McDonagh said in tribute: “Gutted to hear about heavy D rest in peace pal x done a great podcast with him and found the real person behind the mask x.”
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