DMX known for hits like “Ruff Ryder’s Anthem,” “Party Up” and “X Gon’ Give It To Ya” passed away one week after suffering a heart attack which left him in a vegetative state. 

“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,” the Simmons family said in a statement, asking for privacy.  

Tributes have been pouring in since the family confirmed DMX’s passing, just hours after a premature report of his death made the rounds on social media.

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