UPDATE: DMX has died.
DMX’s family issued the following statement via the press representative:
“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.”
A family member of X’s told TMZ … paramedics tried resuscitating him for 30 minutes, and during that time he was deprived of oxygen. Doctors told the family the lack of oxygen severely impacted X’s brain. One family source said,
“It’s not looking good.”
Harlem rapper DMX was rushed to the ICU in White Plains, NY after an apparent drug overdose.
The incident reportedly also triggered a heart attack, which occurred around 11PM last night at the rapper’s home. News began to circulate after Eric B, one half of the rap duo Eric B. & Rakim, shared an image of himself and DMX with the caption,
“Please pray for my brother DMX” #DMXhospitalized.
Rick Ross also posted on Instagram,
“Prayers up for DMX the legend, let’s put that in the sky.”
The rapper has struggled with addiction for much of his career and has been open about his battle. Back in 2017, he checked himself into rehab to
“be a better father, friend, and entertainer.”
He once again returned to rehab in fall 2019, less than nine months after he was released from prison on tax evasion charges. In an Instagram post from the caption read,
“In his ongoing commitment to putting family and sobriety first, DMX has checked himself into a rehab facility. He apologizes for his cancelled shows and thanks his fans for their continued support.”
Prayers and well-wishes from friends, fans and fellow rappers are posted all over social media.
Prayers 4 DMX 🙏🏿 pic.twitter.com/jCfTLA40G0— CT Moore (@TmoFla) April 3, 2021
DMX prayed over me once and I could feel his anointing. I’m praying for his full recovery https://t.co/xVaid2NYqC— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) April 3, 2021
I love DMX SO MUCH 😣 praying hard for the king 🥺🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾— SZA (@sza) April 3, 2021
🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾Prayers up for my brother DMX… 😔— Ja Rule (@jarule) April 3, 2021
Prayers for DMX and his family🙏🏾💜 pic.twitter.com/NhKIx0aAyj— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) April 3, 2021
Praying for DMX 💔💛🙏🏿— Viola Davis (@violadavis) April 3, 2021
(Photo, YouTube; via Uproxx)