Heavy D funeral: Will Smith, Jada Pinkett-Smith and Jay-Z lead the mourners at Heavy D"s funeral


“Still with us in spirit”: Will, Jada and Jay-Z lead the mourners at Heavy D”s funeral

Let the mourners come: Family and celebrity friends of rapper Heavy D attended his funeral today at Grace Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, New York

Let the mourners come: Family and celebrity friends of rapper Heavy D attended his funeral today at Grace Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, New York

Showing their respects: Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith were among some of the names from the entertainment industry who came along Showing their respects: Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith were among some of the names from the entertainment industry who came along

Showing their respects: Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith were among some of the names from the entertainment industry who came along

Touching tribute: Reverend Al Sharpton, centre, reads a letter from President Barack Obama to Xea Myers, the 11-year-old daughter of Heavy D, real name Dwight Errington Myers

Touching tribute: Reverend Al Sharpton, centre, reads a letter from President Barack Obama to Xea Myers, the 11-year-old daughter of Heavy D, real name Dwight Errington Myers

Brave: Obama sent his respects while Xea said her father was gone in the flesh, but still here in spirit as she made a brief speech

Brave: Obama sent his respects while Xea said her father was gone in the flesh, but still here in spirit as she made a brief speech

Heavy hearts: Queen Latifah and rapper Jay-Z make their way into the church Heavy hearts: Queen Latifah and rapper Jay-Z make their way into the church

Heavy hearts: Queen Latifah and rapper Jay-Z make their way into the church

Grief: Heavy D

Grief: Heavy D”s close friend, rapper and record producer Sean “Diddy” Combs, looked sombre as the fellow mourner file in

Rest it peace: Heavy D died last week due to complications from pneumonia, his family said

Rest it peace: Heavy D died last week due to complications from pneumonia, his family said

Time to reflect: Singer John Legend and his model girlfriend Chrissy Teigen Time to reflect: Singer John Legend and his model girlfriend Chrissy Teigen

Time to reflect: Singer John Legend and his model girlfriend Chrissy Teigen

Final journey: Last night the hearse carrying the coffin arrived at the church for the wake

Final journey: Last night the hearse carrying the coffin arrived at the church for the wake