As an update to our April 7th story, in an announcement made by his family, Rapper best known as DMX has died. The statement read, “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.”
Iconic rapper Earl Simmons, better known by his stage name DMX, was hospitalized over the weekend due to a life-threatening heart attack. Currently in critical condition and on life support, the 50-year-old New York rapper continues to hold on to life. As reported by TMZ, his manager Steve Rifkind states that “X remains in a coma and his condition has not materially changed…”
DMX is best known for his 1999 hit single, “Party Up (Up In Here),” and has faced ongoing problems with drug addiction and incarceration throughout his career. In 2019, he cancelled a series of shows during the 20th-anniversary tour for “It’s Dark and Hell is Hot” in order to check himself into rehab.
A series of tests are scheduled for today and once completed, doctors will be better able to determine how things will progress for DMX. Although in his current condition the prognosis does not look good, his status could change following results of today’s tests.
DMX was rushed to a New York hospital after being found unresponsive Friday night due to an overdose and has been suffering with “little brain activity.” Support for the rapper continues to pour out across the country from fans, celebrities and rappers, including T.I, Missy Elliott, Rick Ross, Ja Rule, Ice T and Chance the Rapper.
Despite not releasing an album since 2015, in 2016, his 2003 song, “X Gon’ Give It to Ya” was featured in the Marvel film “Deadpool.” In 2019, DMX announced that he had signed with Def Jam, reuniting with the label once again. Most recently, DMX competed in a rap battle with Snoop Dogg in 2020 for an episode of “Verzuz” where on the “Verszuz” Instagram page, it was dubbed, “The battle of the dogs..” Check out the rap battle on the link below…
This year, DMX was scheduled to perform in Texas at The Rail Club in Fort Worth, Texas on May 30th, 2021.
We will keep you posted on any updates to DMX’s condition.