The rapper DMX passed away almost a week after his heart attack at the age of 50, reporting an overdose.
His family confirmed the news in a statement saying, “ We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, Earl Simmons’ birth name, has passed away at the age of 50 at White Plains Hospital with his family on his own. side after it was placed. on life support for the past few days. ‘
The news came after it was reported Friday that his organs had failed, that he had “no brain function regained,” and that his condition had not improved after a series of tests conducted Wednesday.
Earl was a warrior who fought to the end. He loved his family with all his heart and we cherish the time we spent with him, ” the statement said via People, continued. “Earl’s music has inspired countless fans around the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever.”
“We appreciate all the love and support during this incredibly difficult time. Please respect our privacy as we mourn the loss of our brother, father, uncle and the man who knew the world as DMX. We will share information about his memorial service once the details are finalized. ”
The tests reportedly left his family with the painful decision to keep the 50-year-old entertainer alive.
DMX passed away almost a week after his heart attack at the age of 50 and has reported an overdose [File photo]
TMZ reported that the tests had shown there was “ no improvement in brain activity ” since the rapper was first rushed to the hospital last Friday, after being deprived of oxygen for nearly half an hour.
The test results were described as ‘not good’ in Thursday’s report. His family asked long-time friend and former manager Steve Rifkind to fly to New York on Friday to be by his side.
TMZ reported on Monday that some of DMX’s 15 children had visited him in the hospital.
Later that same day, a prayer vigil was held by family, friends and fans outside the hospital where DMX was receiving care in White Plains, New York.
DMX lives on for several days after an alleged overdose and then a heart attack.
“ On Friday evening April 2, 2021, our brother, son, father and colleague DMX, Earl Simmons’ birth name, was admitted to White Plains (NY) Hospital with serious health problems, ” the family previously said through a publicist. are dead.
The news came after it was reported that DMX had “ not regained any brain function ” and his condition had not improved after a series of tests conducted Wednesday. [File photo]
“We ask that you keep Earl / DMX and us in your thoughts, wishes and prayers and respect our privacy as we face these challenges.”
Another statement released Sunday afternoon said the rapper remained in a coma and was on a ventilator.
Simmons’ longtime attorney, Murray Richman, said the rapper was admitted to the intensive care unit at White Plains Hospital after a cardiac arrest.
Richman said he couldn’t confirm reports that DMX had overdosed on drugs and wasn’t sure what triggered the heart attack.
Beloved Dad: TMZ reported on Monday that some of DMX’s 15 kids have visited him in the hospital [File photo]
Lots of family: DMX, is a dad of 15, pictured above with Desiree Lindstrom, who gave birth to his youngest child in 2016 [File photo]
‘He had a heart attack. He’s pretty sick, ”Richman said. ‘I am very sad about it, very sad. He’s just like my son.
“He’s just a great person, a great entertainer, a great person. And so much to offer, so much to say. Not your average rapper. A person with a lot of depth. ‘
Sources told TMZ that the star overdosed around 11 p.m. on Friday and was rushed to hospital.
A family member explained that paramedics tried to resuscitate him for 30 minutes while on his way to the hospital, during which time he was deprived of oxygen for an extended period of time.
Doctors said the lack of oxygen had seriously affected his brain, with a family member saying, “It doesn’t look right.”
Last night, Earl ‘DMX’ Simmons was rushed to hospital after collapsing at home. At the moment he remains in critical condition in the ICU. Earl has been a warrior all his life. This situation represents yet another path to take, ”the family said.
Vigil: A prayer vigil was held by family, friends and fans outside the hospital where DMX was receiving care in White Plains, New York
The Simmons family appreciates the overwhelming outpouring of heartfelt love, encouragement, support, and prayers for Earl. Earl is someone whose life and music have been a source of inspiration and strength to so many people around the world. It’s reassuring to see his fans return that same passion and energy back to him during his time of need. ‘
Kelly Rowland was one of many celebrities offering prayers for DMX this weekend. “Lord God in Heaven, bless our brother DMX,” Rowland, 40, said in an emotional video about her Insta Stories this Saturday, “I ask if you want to bless his family.”
DMX first created a furore in rap music in 1998 with its first studio album, ‘It’s Dark and Hell is Hot,’ which debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The multi-platinum selling album was anchored by several hits, including ‘Ruff Ryders’ Anthem, ‘Get At Me Dog’ and ‘Stop Being Greedy’.
The rapper had four other charts, including ‘… And Then There Was X’, ‘Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood’, ‘The Great Depression’ and ‘Grand Champ’. He has released seven albums and earned three Grammy nominations.
Along with his music career, DMX paved his way as an actor. He starred in the 1998 movie ‘Belly’ and appeared in ‘Romeo Must Die’ a few years later with Jet Li and the late singer Aaliyah.
DMX and Aaliyah teamed up for the movie’s soundtrack song ‘Come Back in One Piece’.