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Celebrity Big Brother’s Heavy D ‘found dead on his kitchen floor by brothers after suspected heart attack’


Heavy D, real name Colin Newell, was reportedly found dead by his brothers on his kitchen floor after suffering from a suspected heart attack.

They are said to have arrived at his home after he reportedly went missing for two weeks following a visit to costume designer Lorna Onabanjo on 14 November.

The 43 year old’s pal Lorna told MailOnline: “I was the last to see him alive. We spent the night playing Monopoly and singing Karaoke and having a few drinks.

“He was feeling a bit down because suddenly a lot of people who hadn’t spoken to him in years were coming out of the woodwork trying to be his friend again after learning he was going to be in a movie with Vinnie Jones.

Heavy D was reportedly found dead in his kitchen by his brothers
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“He also didn’t know what his next project was going to be so it was a come down after all the hype and excitement.”

According to Lorna, 55 year old actor Vinnie thought Heavy D did an incredible job on set, but the star, whose ex-fiancée recently broke her silence, wasn’t sure where to go from there.

“On the one hand, he felt he had really smashed it in the part he was given and Vinnie Jones told him he was great, but he was down about not knowing what was going to come next,” Lorna explained.

“I did my best to raise his spirits but then he went home and no one ever heard of him again. His family contacted me this morning because they’d been unable to contact him.

Heavy D has died
Heavy D has died
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“He usually saturates social media but there had been nothing for days.”

Lorna then explained that the former Storage Hunters UK buyer’s brother went over to his house to check on him before seeing him lying on the floor.

She continued: “Some of his brothers went around to his home in North London and they saw his body through a window on the kitchen floor.

The star's brothers reportedly went to check on him
The star’s brothers reportedly went to check on him
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“At the moment it’s suspected he died of a heart attack but we won’t know until after a post mortem.”

Lorna added: “He was a big kid, and I’m really going to miss him.”

Heavy D’s brother also told the publication: “He was a larger than life character and we will really miss him.

“We only heard this morning that he was dead and are still processing it. We’re all having a drink to remember him because that’s how he would have wanted it.”

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Heavy D’s brother David spoke about his death
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He went on: “I hadn’t heard from Heavy D for about two weeks. Normally he’s constantly on social media but he wasn’t posting anything and that’s what got us worried. He hadn’t gone missing, he was just holed up at home not contacting anyone.

“I got a call at about 11am and I’m still trying to come to terms with it. I can’t believe he’s gone. It’s going to take a long time to sink in. Heavy D was a colourful character and a big part of our family. He had a lot to say and had a lot of energy. His death has left a big hole in our lives.”

Heavy D’s representative told OK! Online: “There has been a lot of speculation on how Colin passed however we have to wait until the post-mortem is done to find out the cause of his very sad passing.”



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