The world is mourning the loss of DMX. The rapper, born Earl Simmons, passed away on Friday, April 9 after suffering a heart attack following an overdose and being hospitalized a week. He was 50 years old.
X reportedly suffered an alleged drug overdose on Friday night (April 2) and was described as being in grave condition at a White Plains Hospital in New York.
According to TMZ, on April 2 he overdosed at his home at around 11 p.m., which triggered a heart attack. He was in the critical care unit and on April 8 brain activity tests were administered on DMX, which revealed that he had yet to regain brain function.
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From Hollywood to hip hop, tributes are pouring in for the “What’s My Name?” rapper.