Iconic rapper, DMX, died on Friday at 50-years-old. The beloved MC was hospitalized last Friday night after suffering a heart attack induced by a suspected drug overdose.
After days of various false reports surrounding his condition his family has issued the following statement:
“We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50-years-old at White Plains Hospital with his family by his side after being placed on life support for the past few days. Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end. He loved his family with all of his heart and we cherish the times we spent with him. Earl’s music inspired countless fans across the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever. We appreciate all of the love and support during this incredibly difficult time. Please respect our privacy as we grieve the loss of our brother, father, uncle and the man the world knew as DMX. We will share information about his memorial service once details are finalized.”
While many outlets (and celebrities) falsely reported that X passed last night, his manager, Steve Rifkind, revealed that the rapper was still fighting for his life.
Sadly it wasn’t much longer after this video that X took his last breath. And although Simmons struggled with substance abuse for much of his career, it’s his impact on the rap game that will be remember. His gruff voice, unmatched lyrics, unforgettable songs, and legendary prayers are just a fraction of what he left behind. Over his career the Grammy-nominated rapper delivered 8 albums and numerous top hits. Fans are obviously hurts by the Ruff Ryders passing and are expressing their grief on social media:
— Stu Roberts. (@MrRoberts84) April 9, 2021
R.I.P DMX favorite rapper when I was growing up [email protected] so glad I got to see you live a couple of years ago 😞
— Joe Messenger (@theman71486) April 9, 2021
I'm really sitting here crying about DMX like if I lost my uncle.
— Dani (@DanYelliElli) April 9, 2021
— Augustine Osagiede Sylvester (@Sly_Osagiede) April 9, 2021