Former AFTV Personality Heavy D Has Died
Former AFTV personality Heavy D has tragically died, aged 47.
Heavy D, real name Colin Newell, regularly contributed to the popular Arsenal fan channel and gathered a large following for his captivating personality.
Newell was perhaps best known for appearing on Storage Hunters in addition to a Celebrity Big Brother appearance in 2016.
Football fans fondly remember him for his honest opinions on all things Arsenal and close friend Nick Nevern tweeted: "I'm very shocked & saddened to hear of the passing of my friend @HeavyHeavyd.
"U lived ur life the way u wanted to & f**k anyone who didn't like it! U always brought a smile to my face bro & lifted any room you where in."
AFTV's official Twitter account also paid tribute and said: "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."
RIP HEAVY D! I'm in so much shock! Win, lose or draw you would always have good energy on matchdays pic.twitter.com/RtvScICOM8
- Pippa (@pippa_monique) November 25, 2020
I'm shocked to hear the sad news that my fellow Arsenal fan and analyst Heavy D has passed away today :cry:
We shared the same platform @aftvmedia for years and he always brought his positive vibes with him. My sincere condolences go to his family at this very sad time. #RIPHeavyD pic.twitter.com/PLLlRQqnEV
- Dr. Kelechi Anyikude (@KelechiAFC) November 25, 2020
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Heavy D was too funny lmaoooo I'm proper shocked man, crazy news ... pic.twitter.com/IGIIc796at
- Big H. (@Hxnz99) November 25, 2020
RIP Colin aka Heavy D. You never had a bad bone in your body. Rest easy
- John Short (@JohnnyShort2) November 25, 2020
He was such an upbeat guy and always spread positive energy. Rest In Peace Heavy D :heart::dove:- RiZzy:red_circle: (@RiZzyUTD) November 25, 2020
Newell lasted tweeted on November 14 and he tragically leaves behind a 14-month old daughter.
Rest in Peace, Heavy D.
Featured Image Credit: AFTV
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