American rapper and actor DMX (Dark Man X)
whose real name is Earl Simmons has died at the age of 50. It is reported that he was suffering a heart attack for five days at White Plains Hospital in White Plains, New York yesterday (April 9)
News reports says that he had been placed on life support and died with his family by his side.
“He was a warrior who fought till the very end.
Earl’s music inspired countless fans across the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever” ; his family statements said.
He was a leading hip-hop performer and he collaborated with artists like JAY-Z, Ja Rule and LL Cool J. Party Up (Up in Here) and X Gon’ Give It To Ya are the most famous songs that he had sung in the history.
He also acted on movies like Cradle 2 the Grave, Romeo Must Die and Exit Wounds Born in Mount Vernon and New York in 1970.
It was well known that he was suffered with substance abuse and spent several periods in rehab also he served jail sentences on charges including animal cruelty, reckless driving, drug possession and weapons possession.BBC
He is a father of 15 years old and known as a family man who loves his family a lot. His manager Steve Rifkind, actress Halle Berry, Rappers Ice Cube, Soulja Boy and Chance the Rapper also tweeted their condolences.
Also the American rapper and singer Missy Elliott Charlie Puth, also shared tributes to the artist, along with basketball stars LeBron James and Shaquille O’Neal had made social media statements to show the greatfulness to the rapper.