HEAVY D was skint and “struggling” in lockdown earlier than he died of a coronary heart assault, reveals his brother.
The Superstar Huge Brother star, 47, was found dead on his kitchen floor in north London by his brother Patrick on Wednesday.
And now Patrick has revealed that after Heavy D’s profession dried up he was preserving busy with charity work earlier than lockdown left him with nothing to do.
“He was doing an enormous quantity of charity work over the previous two years and was preserving busy however then lockdown occurred and it wasn’t straightforward for him,” he tells The Solar.
“Particularly for somebody in a fairly precarious and shallow profession.”
Heavy’s devastated household surprise if he died from Covid and are anxiously ready for a submit mortem to be carried out.
Earlier in the present day, The Solar reported Heavy D was trying to the long run with a brand new girlfriend earlier than he died.
A buddy advised The Solar that Heavy had not too long ago discovered love with a brand new associate following his break up from fiancée Bryony Harris.
The pal stated: “He texted me a couple of weeks again, saying he was relationship somebody new and planning to cowl up a tattoo tribute to Bryony.
“He was trying to the long run.”
Heavy – actual identify Colin Newell – first found fame after appearing on the telly show Storage Hunters.
The star turned identified for his catchphrase “Growth!” which he shouted after sealing a bid on the present.
He went on to participate within the 18th collection of Superstar Huge Brother in 2016 and was the fourth particular person evicted from the present.
Later that yr, Heavy bought engaged to Bryony only one month into their whirlwind romance.
The telly star popped the query to Bryony throughout an look on pal Lizzie Cundy’s Fubar Radio present.
The next yr they’d a daughter referred to as Rory, now three, however they later break up.
Following his demise, Bryony shared a picture of herself, Heavy and Rory on Twitter alongside an emotional tribute.
She stated: “I beloved this man we argued we hated one another however we had love at one level and a good looking daughter relaxation in peace you foolish factor!
“Now time to myself please guys no messages.”
The tragic discovery got here after associates had raised considerations, saying the star had not been seen for a number of days.
His household concern he may have died of Covid and a submit mortem is ready to happen within the coming days.
A relative stated: “That is very early days and the reason for his demise is a thriller in the meanwhile.
“He was obviously a big guy so there’s an investigation on whether it is linked to Covid.”
Earlier this month, the telly star posted a series of videos on Instagram complaining he was being bombarded with nuisance phone calls.
Shouting at the camera, he said: “F***ing hell, alright you’ve got my number, doesn’t mean you’ve got to f***ing wear it out.”