The legendary American hip hop artist DMX(“Dark Man X”), real name Earl Simmons has reportedly passed away at the age of 50. The iconic rapper died earlier today (April 9) after being hospitalised on April 3 for a heart attack as a result of a reported overdose, according to TMZ. He remained in intensive care and on life support. The rapper has had a life long battle with addiction, and as recently as 2019 went back to rehab in fear he would relapse.
Family of the legend released a statement announcing DMX’s passing.
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.