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Hip Hop Icon, DMX dies at the age of 50 after days on life support following heart attack

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Hip Hop Icon, DMX has died on the age of fifty.

The American rapper, whose actual identify was Earl Simmons died after going into cardiac arrest earlier this month and being admitted to White Plains Hospital in New York Metropolis.

The rapper’s household confirmed his passing in an announcement to Individuals: “We’re deeply saddened to announce right now that our liked one, DMX, delivery identify of Earl Simmons, handed away at 50 years previous at White Plains Hospital together with his household by his facet after being positioned on life help for the previous few days.”

“Earl was a warrior who fought until the very finish. He liked his household with all of his coronary heart and we cherish the instances we spent with him.

“Earl’s music impressed numerous followers internationally and his iconic legacy will stay on without end.

“We respect the entire love and help throughout this extremely tough time.

“Please respect our privateness as we grieve the lack of our brother, father, uncle and the person the world knew as DMX. We’ll share details about his memorial service as soon as particulars are finalised.

“White Plains Hospital extends its deepest condolences to the household of Mr. Simmons, in addition to his associates and legions of followers who expressed their unwavering help throughout this tough time. Earl Simmons handed away peacefully with household current after struggling a catastrophic cardiac arrest.”

He’s survived by his fifteen kids, 4 of whom are shared together with his former spouse Tashera Simmons, who he was married to from 1999 to 2010.

DMX, also called Darkish Man X, was born with the identify Earl Simmons in Baltimore, Maryland, on December 18, 1970, to Arnett Simmons and Joe Barker.

He launched his debut album It’s Darkish and Hell Is Sizzling in 1998, turning into a vital and business success. In 1999, DMX launched his most profitable album …And Then There Was X, which additionally boasted his hit single Social gathering Up (Up in Right here).

Along with a memoir launched in 2003, DMX additionally starred in his personal actuality sequence DMX: Soul Of A Man in 2006.

Since rising to fame, Simmons had confronted a number of arrests together with for drug possession, reckless driving, and authorized points surrounding youngster help.

In 2017, Simmons was convicted for tax fraud and from January 2018 to January 2019 had served a yr in jail, with an order from a decide to pay $2.29million in restitution to the federal government.

Over time, DMX had additionally spoken overtly about affected by dependancy and substance abuse. Simmons had additionally revealed that he suffered from bipolar dysfunction.

Following his well being disaster in April 2021, varied distinguished faces from the hip-hop business spoke out in help of DMX.

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