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Celebrity Big Brother’s Heavy D has fundraiser set up in his memory


Friends of late TV star Heavy D have set up a fundraiser in his memory, following his tragic death aged 47.

The Celebrity Big Brother star- real name Colin Newell – was found dead on the kitchen floor of his North London home after a suspected heart attack earlier this week. 

His costume designer friend Lorna Onabanjo, who was the last person to see the star alive, has launched a JustGiving Crowdfunder page in a bid to raise £4,000 for funeral costs.

Forever loved: Friends of late TV star Heavy D have set up a fundraiser in his memory, following his tragic death aged 47 (pictured 2017)

Forever loved: Friends of late TV star Heavy D have set up a fundraiser in his memory, following his tragic death aged 47 (pictured 2017)

Lorna’s page is titled: ‘Weʼre raising £4,000 to Heavy D aka Colin Newell aka The Boominator has passed away. We have set this page up for his memorial and to raise funds for his funeral x.’

Lorna paid a moving tribute to the star in the page description, writing: ‘Heavy D aka Colin Newell aka The Boominator known for his famous catchphrase”Booooom” has passed away . 

‘People would describe him as a crazy eccentric like marmite . To us he was our friend , brother and father always there . A true jolly . 

‘The thought of not being able to call or seeing him is beyond anything . We’ve set up this page in his memory and to raise funds for his funeral as soon as we have more information we will update you. Thank you xxxx.’ 

The fundraiser has thus far raised £72. 

Tragedy: The Celebrity Big Brother star- real name Colin Newell - was found dead on the kitchen floor of his North London home after a suspected heart attack earlier this week (pictured 2017)

Tragedy: The Celebrity Big Brother star- real name Colin Newell - was found dead on the kitchen floor of his North London home after a suspected heart attack earlier this week (pictured 2017)

Tragedy: The Celebrity Big Brother star- real name Colin Newell – was found dead on the kitchen floor of his North London home after a suspected heart attack earlier this week (pictured 2017)

 

For him: His costume designer friend Lorna Onabanjo, who was the last person to see the star alive, has launched a JustGiving Crowdfunder page in a bid to raise £4,000 for funeral costs

For him: His costume designer friend Lorna Onabanjo, who was the last person to see the star alive, has launched a JustGiving Crowdfunder page in a bid to raise £4,000 for funeral costs

For him: His costume designer friend Lorna Onabanjo, who was the last person to see the star alive, has launched a JustGiving Crowdfunder page in a bid to raise £4,000 for funeral costs

This comes as Friends of Heavy D reportedly revealed the Celebrity Big Brother star had told them he had a new girlfriend and was looking forward to the future in his tragic final texts.  

Pals told The Sun, Heavy D was moving on from his break-up with ex-fiancée Bryony Harris and was dating someone new.   

The friend told the publication: ‘He texted me a few weeks back, saying he was dating someone new and planning to cover up a tattoo tribute to Bryony.

‘He was looking to the future.’

Heavy D shares daughter Rory, 14 months, with his ex Bryony, who is 22 years his junior. 

Sad: This comes as Friends of Heavy D reportedly revealed the Celebrity Big Brother star had told them he had a new girlfriend and was looking forward to the future in his tragic final text (pictured in 2017)

Sad: This comes as Friends of Heavy D reportedly revealed the Celebrity Big Brother star had told them he had a new girlfriend and was looking forward to the future in his tragic final text (pictured in 2017)

Sad: This comes as Friends of Heavy D reportedly revealed the Celebrity Big Brother star had told them he had a new girlfriend and was looking forward to the future in his tragic final text (pictured in 2017)

Love life: Now pals have told The Sun, Heavy D was moving on from his break-up with ex-fiancée Bryony Harris  (pictured with their daughter) and was dating someone new

The star sparked up a relationship with Bryony after she tracked him down on Twitter after falling for his boisterous personality on TV. 

The couple were engaged but split on Christmas Day 2016 before briefly reuniting in February 2017 but split once again in August of that year. 

Heavy popped the question to Bryony live on Fubar radio in September 2016 – and was thrilled when she accepted his proposal.  

It comes as reports suggest Heavy D may have been lying dead on his kitchen floor for two days after a suspected heart attack.  

Health: His former personal trainer, Matt Fiddes (pictured together), said he believed that lockdown's closure of gyms would have been 'tough' on Heavy D

Health: His former personal trainer, Matt Fiddes (pictured together), said he believed that lockdown's closure of gyms would have been 'tough' on Heavy D

Health: His former personal trainer, Matt Fiddes (pictured together), said he believed that lockdown’s closure of gyms would have been ‘tough’ on Heavy D

The CBB star had reportedly not been seen for a fortnight and was silent on social media and his phone for the past week.   

His brother Patrick went to his home when he vanished after visiting costume designer friend Lorna Onabanjo in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, on November 14. 

Speaking to Mail Online, another brother Michael said: ‘He last spoke to a friend of his a week ago because the pair of them had planned to have lunch together but Colin wasn’t well and said ‘I’m a bit under the weather, let’s make it another time’.

Final social media appearance: One of his last videos saw him complain about people constantly ringing and messaging him - but friends say that he went quiet about a week ago

Final social media appearance: One of his last videos saw him complain about people constantly ringing and messaging him - but friends say that he went quiet about a week ago

Final social media appearance: One of his last videos saw him complain about people constantly ringing and messaging him – but friends say that he went quiet about a week ago

‘That was the last thing he said to anyone.

‘He was always on social media, he practically lived his life on it, but he suddenly went quiet for a while and that worried people.

‘Tommy and a few of Colin’s other mates rang me and my brothers to check if we’d spoken to him. I called him on his phone but it went to answer machine.

‘My brother Patrick went round to see him yesterday to check on him and knocked on the door of his flat in Enfield but got no reply. He peered into the kitchen window and then saw Colin lying on the floor.

‘The police were called and they think he may have been lying there for at least a couple of days.

Last messages: Heavy D was last posting on Twitter on November 14 as he wrote about watching the boxing and hoping to find romance

Last messages: Heavy D was last posting on Twitter on November 14 as he wrote about watching the boxing and hoping to find romance

Last messages: Heavy D was last posting on Twitter on November 14 as he wrote about watching the boxing and hoping to find romance 

‘We don’t know what the circumstances of his death are but I believe he could have had a heart attack. I can’t say for sure though.

‘It’s really sad. My brother was the life and soul of the party, a larger than life character who brought fun into people’s lives.’ 

Heavy D’s ex Bryony said she was beside herself with grief at the news of his death.

She wrote: ‘Heartbroken. I loved this man we argued we hated each other but we had love at one point and a beautiful daughter rest in peace you silly thing.’ 

Heavy D, who weighed in at 23 stone, shot to fame after appearing as a buyer on the UK version of Storage Hunters.  

The TV star has a daughter called Rory, 14 months, with his ex, Bryony, 25, (pictured) who is 22 years his junior - but they were no longer together

The TV star has a daughter called Rory, 14 months, with his ex, Bryony, 25, (pictured) who is 22 years his junior - but they were no longer together

Devastated: Heavy D’s ex Bryony said she was beside herself with grief at the news of his death 

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 was also known by the nickname, The Boominator because ‘Boom’ was one of his catchphrases.  

Heavy D was a huge Arsenal fan, and often appeared on ArsenalFanTV.

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The football channel paid tribute to him on Twitter, writing: ‘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.’ 

Fellow star Kelechi Anyikude penned: ‘I’m shocked to hear the sad news that my fellow Arsenal fan and analyst Heavy D has passed away today.

‘We shared the same platform for years and he always brought his positive vibes with him. My sincere condolences go to his family at this very sad time. #RIPHeavyD.’  

'Always entertaining the people': A few of Heavy D's showbiz mates took to social media to express their sadness over his passing

'Always entertaining the people': A few of Heavy D's showbiz mates took to social media to express their sadness over his passing

‘Always entertaining the people’: A few of Heavy D’s showbiz mates took to social media to express their sadness over his passing 

'Sad news': Heavy D was a huge Arsenal fan, and often appeared on ArsenalFanTV - The football channel paid tribute to him on Twitter

'Sad news': Heavy D was a huge Arsenal fan, and often appeared on ArsenalFanTV - The football channel paid tribute to him on Twitter

‘Sad news’: Heavy D was a huge Arsenal fan, and often appeared on ArsenalFanTV – The football channel paid tribute to him on Twitter 

Missed: Heavy's AFTV co-star Kelechi Anyikude wrote about his 'positive vibes'

Missed: Heavy's AFTV co-star Kelechi Anyikude wrote about his 'positive vibes'

Missed: Heavy’s AFTV co-star Kelechi Anyikude wrote about his ‘positive vibes’

'He was down to earth': Fans took to Twitter in their droves to pay tribute to the star

'He was down to earth': Fans took to Twitter in their droves to pay tribute to the star

‘He was down to earth’: Fans took to Twitter in their droves to pay tribute to the star 



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