Relatives are considering whether Heavy D’s death was related to COVID

The sad news came to light earlier this week

heavy d dies aged 43

by Lucy Smith |
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Reality TV star Heavy D - Colin Newell - passed away earlier this week at age 43, but now suspicions have begun to rise as to whether his death was a result of COVID 19.

Friends raised concerns that they hadn't seen Colin in days but later they discovered he had died. Now, a relative has revealed that an investigation is looking into the cause of his death.

"This is very early days and the cause of his death is a mystery at the moment," the relative said.

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Colin starred on Celebrity Big Brother alongside Chloe Khan and Marnie Simpson ©Channel 5

They went on to tell The Sun, "He was obviously a big guy so there's an investigation on whether it is linked to Covid."

Colin's agent, Sue Sheridan, mimicked the relative's sentiments, explaining that medics were indeed looking into the 43 year old's cause of death and, it is presumed, that a post mortem will take place soon.

She said, "Colin was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was a friendly guy who had time for everybody he will be missed by those who loved him.

"We ask the public to respect the privacy of the family at this time."

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Colin's death was announced when his friend Nick Nevern took to Twitter and wrote, "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. #RIPHeavyD."

Colin himself was active on social media up until 14 November, when his accounts went quiet.

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Heavy D was the fourth housemate to be evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother house ©Channel 5

He was known as a TV personality on Storage Hunters, Celebrity Big Brother and Judge Rinder.

His catchphrase was "BOOM," and was used on his stint on Storage Hunters when he stole a bid.

In his 2018 appearance on Judge Rinder, Colin told viewers that, "Work had dried up.

"I came out of Big Brother. I thought there was going to be loads of work. My agent couldn’t get me any work and the work just dried up."

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His Celebrity Big Brother co-star, Stephen Bear, who won the 2016 series, took to social media to share a tribute to Colin, writing, "I’m gutted. The funniest and most genuine person you would ever meet .

"Always laughing and had such a kind heart . Always wanted to make sure everyone was ok and when you was down he would come over make sure you're ok.

"Had the pleasure to live with you but now I feel was there something I could of done 😔 It’s always the real ones that leave too early. Rip my brother. See you soon ❤️ @heavydboom 🐾.".

Our thoughts are with Colin's friends and family at this time.

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