DMX, one of the most magnetic emcees in hip-hop history, has passed away at age 50 shortly after suffering a drug overdose. The sad news about his passing was announced Friday through a statement from the rapper’s family.
“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.”
On Saturday (April 3) TMZ reported that DMX was rushed to a hospital in White Plains, NY after suffering a drug overdose the night before. TMZ’s report also revealed that he was in the hospital’s critical care unit, reportedly in “grave condition” after suffering a heart attack that was triggered by the drug overdose.
Many fans, celebrities and members of the hip-hop community hoped for the best, sending prayers out for DMX’s recovery on social media. Fans and fellow Ruff Ryders even gathered outside of where DMX was hospitalized in White Plains, NY to celebrate his legacy and pray that he pulled through.
Unfortunately DMX didn’t pull through. Although he X is no longer here, he will always be remembered for his amazing contributions to hip-hop and his electric energy. All over social media fans are mourning the life X, posting beautiful anecdotes about how DMX transformed hip-hop and their lives.