Sad news for the hip-hop community today.
Rapper DMX is dead after being in critical condition for days.
“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,” the family’s statement seen by PEOPLE read in part.
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. Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end. He loved his family with all of his heart and we cherish the times we spent with him.
Earl’s music inspired countless fans across the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever. We appreciate all of the love and support during this incredibly difficult time. Please respect our privacy as we grieve the loss of our brother, father, uncle and the man the world knew as DMX. We will share information about his memorial service once details are finalized.
According to his former attorney, Murray Richman, the artist has been hospitalized since last week when he suffered a heart attack at his home in New York. The incident took place about 11 p.m. on Friday.
Over the years, the rapper recorded many songs, including one of his most commercially successful, “…And Then There Was X,” which was released in 1999 and received a Grammy nomination for best rap song. It was one of the rapper’s three Grammy nominations.
Our thoughts and prayers are with DMX and his family during this difficult time.
Since the late rapper’s death was announced, celebrities and fans have been paying tribute to him on social media. See below all of the tributes fans and celebrities around the country are giving him:
“See, to live is to suffer, but to survive, well, that’s to find some meaning in the suffering” … DMX will live forever! https://t.co/2DAn5lesKa
— Ebro (@oldmanebro) April 9, 2021
RIP DMX. Thank you for them amazing records, you rocked my teen days, YOU ROCK D M X
— DJ Neptune #Greatness (@deejayneptune) April 9, 2021
DMX performed in Abuja in 2004. Wild day that was!!!
— Ebuka Obi-Uchendu (@Ebuka) April 9, 2021
RIP DMX. Thank you for being the soundtrack of my childhood.
— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) April 9, 2021
Rest up DMX 🦅
— THE VOICE (@lildurk) April 9, 2021
RIP DMX ONE OF MY INSPIRATIONS ESPECIALLY WIT THE BIKES! BRING THEM BIKES OUT!
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) April 9, 2021
One of my favorite performances in one of my favorite films was given by DMX. If you haven’t seen BELLY in a while or at all, gift yourself with his talent in that film this weekend. #RIPDMX pic.twitter.com/jUXm2bagPa
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) April 9, 2021
Rest In Peace 🕊 DMX 💔
— Queen Naija (@queennaija) April 9, 2021
One of the fiercest spirits to ever grace hip hop. Rest In Peace DMX. You will see Him for yourself. ❤️🕊 pic.twitter.com/xDvrTVDM6l
— Sylvia (@SylviaObell) April 9, 2021
Rest in peace DMX. Rap Icon. You will be missed. 🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/XMriGrlD2o
— Sole Retriever (@SoleRetriever) April 9, 2021
rest in peace DMX. like I legitimately hope that his spirit is finally at rest.
— Open Mike Eagle (@Mike_Eagle) April 9, 2021
Your incredible art will allow your spirit to live on forever.
Rest in Peace, DMX. 🕊️🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/b7yQGa4LdR
— Pierce Simpson (@PierceSimpson) April 9, 2021
What A day! Rest In Peace DMX 🕊❤️ pic.twitter.com/M7NlXUlcz6
— Michael Dapaah (@MichaelDapaah) April 9, 2021
😔💔 It's been heartbreak the whole day
Now sources say it's true…. Rest in peace DMX
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) April 9, 2021
Rest In Peace DMX. Your music was important for a kid like me growing up in NY. Thank you for everything 🙏🏾
— Dot Da Genius (@DotDaGenius) April 9, 2021
Rest in peace DMX 😢😢😢😢 pic.twitter.com/a2YWLGsHDm
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) April 9, 2021
Y’all out here making “RIP DMX” “Rest In Peace DMX” and “Damn DMX” trend and just proving why you can never trust twitter… THEN MAN IS STILL ALIVE
— Ross Anthony (@Ross_Swim14) April 9, 2021
One of my favorite rappers as a kid growing up. I probably played "It's Dark and Hell is Hot" and "Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood" on loop for hours. May you rest in peace and my your family be shown kindness during this time. Rest in peace @DMX.
#DMX #RIPDMX #RuffRyders pic.twitter.com/N3wcLnyZcx
— Faisal Nayani (@faisalnayani) April 9, 2021
— Olumide Mynder (@rednym) April 9, 2021
Rest in peace DMX. 🙏😞 https://t.co/j2aWkmUSOH
— ……Edward……. (@EdwardJoseph311) April 9, 2021
Rest In Peace to a Legend. DMX was one of the big soundtracks to my childhood, Tracks like Slippin, Ruff Ryders Anthem, Party Up, Lord Give Me a Sign and so many more….Rest In Peace! #DMX #RIPDMX pic.twitter.com/ndb1V8vdsp
— The Kidney Boyz (@kidney_boyz) April 9, 2021
And now DMX is not dead. What Denzel say about the media again? 🤦🏽♂️ pic.twitter.com/V5GK7G55Mk
— OG triple OG (@0h_MARI) April 9, 2021
Let’s put some good DMX vibes on the timeline. This was him earlier last week rocking out to MJ. 💓🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/O4xuZWpYWs
— DJ Heat (@DJHeatDC) April 9, 2021
Why every blog site want DMX to be dead so bad shit sad. Keep fighting OG!
— HaHa Davis (@HaHaDavis) April 9, 2021
long live DMX
— Meech (@DemetriusHarmon) April 9, 2021