Rapper DMX Dead at 50
DMX, one of the most popular and successful rappers to emerge in the 1990s, has died. He was 50.
DMX was hospitalized last Friday night after an overdose and an apparent heart attack. His manager said DMX was on life support and in a coma, and was scheduled to undergo brain function tests. Doctors had said there was very little brain activity and a source close to DMX had said the rapper was in 'a vegetative state'.
DMX's family released a statement:
“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.”