DMX manager Steve Rifkind confirms the rapper is still alive, but on life support

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After numerous false reports came to light that the ailing rapper DMX had passed away Thursday night, the rapper’s manager Steve Rifkind made it clear that he is still alive.

The 50-year-old rapper (real name Earl Simmons) has been in hospital since Friday night after an overdose of drugs that caused a heart attack.

He has since been in ICU for life support, and while Rifkind confirmed the rapper is still alive, he made it clear that he still has life support and has a long way to go.

Rumors: After numerous false reports surfaced that the sick rapper DMX had passed away on Thursday night, the rapper's manager Steve Rifkind (above) made it clear that he is still alive

Rumors: After numerous false reports surfaced that the sick rapper DMX had passed away on Thursday night, the rapper’s manager Steve Rifkind (above) made it clear that he is still alive

Hospital: 50-year-old rapper (real name Earl Simmons) has been hospitalized since Friday night after a drug overdose that caused a heart attack

Hospital: 50-year-old rapper (real name Earl Simmons) has been hospitalized since Friday night after a drug overdose that caused a heart attack

Hospital: 50-year-old rapper (real name Earl Simmons) has been hospitalized since Friday night after a drug overdose that caused a heart attack

“DMX is still a life, but he’s got life support,” Rifkind said in the caption of his video, which was posted on Instagram on Thursday night.

Everyone, please stop posting with these rumors. DMX is still alive. Yes, he has life support, but please, it doesn’t help anyone to see through these false rumors, ”he began.

Let the family relax overnight. You will hear a statement from the family tomorrow, ”Rifkind added.

Stop the Rumors: 'Everyone, please stop posting with these rumors.  DMX is still alive.  Yes, he has life support, but please, it helps no one to see through these false rumors, 'he began

Stop the Rumors: 'Everyone, please stop posting with these rumors.  DMX is still alive.  Yes, he has life support, but please, it helps no one to see through these false rumors, 'he began

Stop the Rumors: ‘Everyone, please stop posting with these rumors. DMX is still alive. Yes, he has life support, but please, it helps no one to see through these false rumors, ‘he began

He went on to say he’s been with the rapper for the past three years, so all I’m asking is just stop the rumors. He’s still alive, and he’s got a living. ‘

Comedian Luenell was seemingly the first to post a message about DMX’s death, saying on her Instagram story, ‘It’s over. My friend is gone. Fly the (eagle emoji) Join the best it ever did. RIP DMX. ‘

That was shared via social media, although she later deleted it after it was confirmed that the rapper is still alive.

Still Alive: He went on to say he's been with the rapper for the past three years, so all I'm asking is just stop the rumors.  He's still alive, and he's got life support '

Still Alive: He went on to say he's been with the rapper for the past three years, so all I'm asking is just stop the rumors.  He's still alive, and he's got life support '

Still Alive: He went on to say he’s been with the rapper for the past three years, so all I’m asking is just stop the rumors. He’s still alive, and he’s got life support ‘

Still Alive: That was shared via social media, although she later deleted it after confirming that the rapper is still alive

Still Alive: That was shared via social media, although she later deleted it after it was confirmed that the rapper is still alive

Still Alive: That was shared via social media, although she later deleted it after it was confirmed that the rapper is still alive

DMX has been in critical condition of life support in the ICU since being hospitalized, with a new report from TMZ claim the rapper’s family faces a tough choice.

There has been no improvement in his brain functions, although the ordeal has brought the rapper’s family together even more.

The rapper’s mother, Arnett Simmons, fiancé Desiree Lindstron, ex-wife Tashera Simmons and Yadira Borrego, mother of two of DMX’s 15 kids, have formed a tight-knit group along with all of the kids.

Life Support: DMX has been in critical condition of life support in ICU since hospitalization, with new report from TMZ claiming rapper's family faces a tough choice

Life Support: DMX has been in critical condition of life support in ICU since hospitalization, with new report from TMZ claiming rapper's family faces a tough choice

Life Support: DMX has been in critical condition of life support in ICU since hospitalization, with new report from TMZ claiming rapper’s family faces a tough choice

Tight bond: the rapper's mother, Arnett Simmons, fiancé Desiree Lindstron, ex-wife, Tashera Simmons and Yadira Borrego, mother of two of DMX's 15 children, have formed a 'close-knit group' with all the children

Tight bond: the rapper's mother, Arnett Simmons, fiancé Desiree Lindstron, ex-wife, Tashera Simmons and Yadira Borrego, mother of two of DMX's 15 children, have formed a 'close-knit group' with all the children

Tight bond: the rapper’s mother, Arnett Simmons, fiancé Desiree Lindstron, ex-wife, Tashera Simmons and Yadira Borrego, mother of two of DMX’s 15 children, have formed a ‘close-knit group’ with all the children

They have all stayed at his home and with friends near the hospital in White Plains, New York, where he is in a coma.

The report adds that, possibly as early as Friday, the family will have to make the decision on whether or not to end the livelihood, with his mother Arnett having the final decision.

It’s possible that the family’s statement, which Rifkind said would arrive tomorrow, could reveal their decision whether or not to take him off livelihood.

At home: They have all stayed at his house and with friends near the hospital in White Plains, New York, where he is in a coma

At home: They have all stayed at his house and with friends near the hospital in White Plains, New York, where he is in a coma

At home: They have all stayed at his house and with friends near the hospital in White Plains, New York, where he is in a coma

Decision: The report adds that, possibly as early as Friday, the family will have to make the decision on whether or not to end the livelihood, with his mother Arnett having the final decision.

Decision: The report adds that, possibly as early as Friday, the family will have to make the decision on whether or not to end the livelihood, with his mother Arnett having the final decision.

Decision: The report adds that, possibly as early as Friday, the family will have to make the decision on whether or not to end the livelihood, with his mother Arnett having the final decision.