DMX has passed away at the age of 50.
The 50 year old rapper was taken into hospital in New York on Friday 2nd April after a drug overdose triggered a heart attack.
Although DMX had “some brain activity”, he was said to be in a “vegetative state”.
A family representative has now shared the news with Pitchfork magazine:
“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.”
Real name, Earl Simmons, DMX (Dark Man X) rose to fame in the late 90s, and is renowned for his contributions to hip-hop.
Steve Rifkind, DMX’s manager, had recently taken to social media to ask the public to stop spreading rumours that DMX had died.
Our thoughts and condolences are with DMX’s family, friends and fans at this time.
R.I.P. DMX 🙏