*This Friday, the Hip Hop world will come together to remember rap legend Heavy D and Diddy plans to be there to pay special tribute.

“He was a wonderful human being, who inspired and paved the way for a Hip Hop generation,” the statement said. “We were like brothers — I will miss him more than words can express.”

Private services will be held at historic Grace Baptist Church in Mount Vernon near NYC.

Others who have shared their condolences and plan to attend the funeral include the Rev. Al Sharpton, Mary J. Blige.

Also, BET announced that the Soul Train Music Awards will honor the rapper as well.