DMX Dead at 50

Written by on April 9, 2021

DMX has died on the age of 50.

The rapper and actor, born Earl Simmons, died at White Plains Hospital in New York on Friday (April 9), per week after struggling a coronary heart assault, his household confirms.

“We’re deeply saddened to announce right this moment that our liked one, DMX, start title of Earl Simmons, handed away at 50-years-old at White Plains Hospital along with his household by his facet after being positioned on life help for the previous few days,” the Simmons household stated in an announcement. “Earl was a warrior who fought until the very finish. He liked his household with all of his coronary heart and we cherish the instances we spent with him. Earl’s music impressed numerous followers internationally and his iconic legacy will reside on perpetually.”

They went on to thank all those that prayed for him, whereas asking for privateness. “We respect the entire love and help throughout this extremely tough time. Please respect our privateness as we grieve the lack of our brother, father, uncle and the person the world knew as DMX. We are going to share details about his memorial service as soon as particulars are finalized.”

The hospital additionally launched an announcement. “White Plains Hospital extends its deepest condolences to the household of Mr. Simmons, in addition to his buddies and legions of followers who expressed their unwavering help throughout this tough time. Earl Simmons handed away peacefully with household current after struggling a catastrophic cardiac arrest.”

The Ruff Ryders icon was rushed to the hospital one week in the past after struggling a coronary heart assault triggered by a reported drug overdose. He was disadvantaged of oxygen for practically half an hour, which severely impacted his mind. He remained on life help for a number of days and underwent a battery of battery of assessments earlier than his household needed to resolve whether or not to take him off life help.

X’s household together with his mom, fiancée, youngsters, and ex-wife had been by his facet and praying for his restoration. Earlier this week, tons of gathered at a prayer vigil outdoors White Plains Hospital in New York to honor the rap legend, as buddies together with Swizz Beatz, LL Cool J, and Eminem shared properly needs on social media.

DMX battled with habit all through his life and had been to rehab a number of instances. His most up-to-date stint got here in 2019 following his 12-month sentence for tax evasion when he checked himself in as a preventative measure.

Again in July, he returned to the highlight when he and Snoop Dogg confronted off in a Verzuz battle, with over half-a-million viewers tuning in. In 2019, he signed a brand new cope with Def Jam and was readying a brand new album, his first in practically 9 years, which was set to function Pop Smoke, Alicia Keys, Lil Wayne, Snoop, and Bono. His final business launch was 2012’s Undisputed.

The hip-hop neighborhood took to social media to mourn the devastating loss.

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