Family says DMX, the rapper and actor known for iconic hip-hop
songs and a gruff delivery, is dead at 50.
This came after his manager had earlier denied in the early hours of
today that the rapper isn’t dead and was on life support.(READ
The Grammy-nominated performer died after suffering “catastrophic
cardiac arrest,” according to a statement from the hospital in White
Plains, New York, where he died.
He was rushed there from his home on April 2.
His family’s statement said DMX, whose birth name was Earl
Simmons, died with relatives by his side after several days on life
“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,” his
family said in a statement.
“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.”
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