Unfortunately the rapper and actor DMX died at the age of 50. A family representative told Pitchfork that the rapper lost the battle with death and sadly passed away.
He was hospitalized on April 2 after an apparent drug overdose and subsequent heart attack.
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The tragedy occurred at his home in White Plains, New York. The rapper was 50 years old and the family made the following official statement, according to the online publication mentioned above.
“We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, the maiden name of Earl Simmons, has passed away at White Plains Hospital at the age of 50 with his family by his side after receiving life support for the past few days Earl was a warrior who fought to the end. He loved his family dearly and we appreciate the time we spent with him, “the sad note reads.
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The official note goes on to say, “Earl’s music has inspired countless fans around the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever. We appreciate the love and support during this incredibly difficult time. Please respect our privacy as we speak about the Loss of our grieving brother, father, uncles and the man the world knew as DMX. As soon as details are known, we will share information about his memorial service. “
The Shade Room also announced the tragedy, revealing, “He was hospitalized last week after suffering from an apparent overdose. For the past week, he has been life sustaining with little brain activity, as do many family members, fans, and friends prayed for a different outcome. “
TSR continues, revealing, “At this moment we offer our deepest condolences to the members of DMX and hold them high in prayer. His legacy will live on forever.”
Rest in peace, DMX. Let us raise up his family and friends to prayer at such a difficult time.