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Rapper DMX Dies At Aged 50, A Week After Suffering Heart Attack


Rapper DMX has died at the age of 50 a week after suffering a heart attack occasioned by a drug he over-ingested.


The rapper and actor, born Earl Simmons, died at White Plains Hospital in New York on Friday, April 9.


His death was confirmed to People by his family saying DMX passed away peacefully with family present after suffering a catastrophic cardiac arrest.



"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," they wrote in a statement.


According to the family, DMX was a warrior who fought till the very end.


He loved his family with all of his heart and they all cherished the times they spent with him.



The family further eulogised him as an artist whose music inspired countless fans across the world and that his iconic legacy will live on forever.


"We appreciate all of the love and support during this incredibly difficult time," said the family.


"Please respect our privacy as we grieve the loss of our brother, father, uncle and the man the world knew as DMX," it added.



The family also promised to share information about his memorial service once details were finalized.


White Plains Hospital where DMX was receiving treatment extended its deepest condolences to his family as well as friends and legions of fans who expressed their unwavering support.


Credit: Yen.com

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