Fans, Celebrities & Friends Pay Tribute to DMX After His Sad Passing
Rapper DMX is dead after being in critical condition for days.
“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,” the family’s statement seen by PEOPLE read in part.
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.
According to his former attorney, Murray Richman, the artist has been hospitalized since last week when he suffered a heart attack at his home in New York. The incident took place about 11 p.m. on Friday.
His debut album, “It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot“, was released in 1998, and he started rapping in the early 1990s. DMX was last seen in front of a live audience in July 2020, during a Verzuz battle with fellow rapper Snoop Dogg that attracted nearly a million people.
Over the years, the rapper recorded many songs, including one of his most commercially successful, “…And Then There Was X,” which was released in 1999 and received a Grammy nomination for best rap song. It was one of the rapper’s three Grammy nominations.
Our thoughts and prayers are with DMX and his family during this difficult time.
Since the late rapper’s death was announced, celebrities and fans have been paying tribute to him on social media. See below all of the tributes fans and celebrities around the country are giving him:
“See, to live is to suffer, but to survive, well, that’s to find some meaning in the suffering” … DMX will live forever! https://t.co/2DAn5lesKa
One of my favorite performances in one of my favorite films was given by DMX. If you haven’t seen BELLY in a while or at all, gift yourself with his talent in that film this weekend. #RIPDMXpic.twitter.com/jUXm2bagPa
One of my favorite rappers as a kid growing up. I probably played "It's Dark and Hell is Hot" and "Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood" on loop for hours. May you rest in peace and my your family be shown kindness during this time. Rest in peace @DMX. #DMX#RIPDMX#RuffRyderspic.twitter.com/N3wcLnyZcx
Rest In Peace to a Legend. DMX was one of the big soundtracks to my childhood, Tracks like Slippin, Ruff Ryders Anthem, Party Up, Lord Give Me a Sign and so many more….Rest In Peace! #DMX#RIPDMXpic.twitter.com/ndb1V8vdsp