DMX had suffered a heart attack on April 2nd.
The death of rapper DMX was sadly confirmed on April 9th. He was 50.
DMX had led a new generation on Def Jam as the millennium dawned, landing a long run of US number one albums with the label beginning in 1998.
His passing was confirmed by a statement from his family which reads:
“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.”