Hip Hop Legend DMX Has Died At The Age Of 50 After Suffering A ‘Catastrophic Cardiac Arrest’


Hip hop legend DMX has died following a “catastrophic cardiac arrest”, a week after being rushed to a hospital in New York’s Westchester County. He was 50.

Per a statement from his family, DMX, otherwise known as Earl Simmons, died surrounded by loved ones, after spending a number of days on life support. The statement read:

“Earl was a warrior who fought til the very end. He loved his family with all of his heart, and we cherish the times we spent with him.”

His family went on to say that his music “inspired countless fans across the world, and his iconic legacy will live on forever”.

The rapper was rushed to hospital on April 2, with his legal representative Murray Richman saying that he had suffered a heart attack.

Tributes have flowed for DMX, with the likes of Nas and Chance The Rapper posting their condolences to the star. Hip hop legend Missy Elliott wrote:

“Even though you had battles you TOUCHED so many through your MUSIC and when you would PRAY so many people FELT THAT! This is heavy for the HipHop family but your LEGACY LIVES ON & your SPIRIT. Continued Prayers for X family & friends for STRENGTH/HEALING.”