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Rap icon DMX dies after days on life support



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Update as of April 9

The family of DMX has announced the hip-hop legend has passed away:

“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.”

Update as of April 8

DMX’s manager has stated tomorrow the rapper’s family will have an announcement on him and despite what one of his close friends said tonight, DMX is still alive.

“Hi everybody, please stop posting with these rumors. DMX is still alive. Yes, he is still on life support,” Rifkind stated on Instagram.

Update as of April 7

DMX is still in a coma and on life support. According to his old manager, he has little brain activity but that the hospital would be running tests on him.

DMX is currently on life support and in a coma,” stated Steve Rifkind, his manager. “There are multiple people with inaccurate information about his well-being and it is not helpful and productive. Tomorrow he will undergo further tests on his brain function and his family will determine what’s best from there. We appreciate your prayers and support.


Late last night, DMX — whose real name is Earl Simmons — suffered from a drug overdose which then triggered a heart attack for the rapper.

He was rushed to the intensive care unit at a local hospital in White Plains, New York. s the day has progressed, DMX has been on life support but brain activity has been very minimal.

His attorney Murray Richman did release a statement today on DMX’s condition:

“I received the call this morning that he was in the hospital. He is in grave condition, whatever that means. That’s exactly what I’ve been told. I pray for him. I know that he’s going to hopefully make it. But I’m concerned, I’m very concerned.”

The rapper has struggled with drug addiction for years but has been to rehab in the past. His last rehab stay was back in 2019.

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