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DMX’s Official Cause of Death Revealed

Rapper DMX died at 50 from a cocaine-induced heart attack which cut off blood flow to his brain, a fatal combination.

A source from the Westchester County medical examiner’s office explained, “It was cardiac arrest for a period of time, so there was no circulation to the brain". The lethal series of events was caused by acute cocaine intoxication, the source added.

“His death literally happened immediately because the brain was dead. So obviously, there were a number of days where he was on ventilatory support and so forth in the hospital . . . However, he was diagnosed brain-dead early on . . . He never woke up from [a] coma.”

Soon after the legendary “Ruff Ryders” emcee was hospitalized on April 2, his family revealed he was in a “vegetative state” following a drug overdose-induced heart attack.

On the day he died, April 9, the rapper dropped a posthumous track.

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