[UPDATE] Chart topping rap legend DMX dies at 50

The hip-hop icon was hospitalized last week after suffering a heart attack.

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Update: 4/10/2021

Rapper DMX died Friday after being hospitalized last week for a heart attack, his family confirmed. He was 50.

In a statement with XXL Magazine, the family said:

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: 4/9/2021

Rapper DMX is still on life support, despite false reports that circulated on social media on Thursday that he had passed away.

DMX’s manager took to Twitter and confirmed that he’s still alive and has asked people to stop posting the rumors because it’s not helpful for his family.

Start Your Day hosts Sharon Reed and Mike Hill chimed in on those rumors, saying that the rapper’s family needs prayers and support right now.

Update: Rapper DMX remains on life support Saturday evening, after a false report that he was off life support and breathing on his own.

His attorney was “given wrong information,” according to Rolling Stone

Sources reportedly told TMZ that DMX is in a “vegetative state.”

A prayer vigil organized by the rapper’s family will be held on Monday afternoon.


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Rapper DMX is in critical condition after suffering an overdose and heart attack in his home. 

According to TMZ, the overdose, which took place on Friday night, triggered a heart attack. 

He was rushed to a hospital in White Plains, New York. 


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On Saturday, the rapper’s attorney Murry Richman spoke to PIX 11 News to provide an update on his condition.

Richman said DMX has been taken off life support and is breathing on his own, but they are still “very concerned.”

Many sent their support to the rapper and his family on social media.

In February 2019, he suffered an overdose outside of a Westchester hotel, Page Six reported.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.