Back in April, the music industry lost a legend, in DMX. On April 2, X suffered a heart attack from an apparent drug overdose. He was soon transferred to a White Plains, NY hospital. At that point, X was on life support. His brain function did not improve at all over the next week, which led to his family making the difficult decision to take him off life support.
DMX’s memorial service went on to be held at Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, on April 24. The next day, another service was held in NYC as well. Now, the battle is on when it comes to control of X’s estate.
According to Page Six, X’s fiancee, Desiree Lindstrom, recently applied to be declared his “common law wife.” Unfortunately for her though, that request was denied. Had this move happened, Lindstrom would’ve been given “immediate seniority” to X’s 14 children, control of his estate and future earnings from his music. Judge Helen Blackwood added that Lindstrom doesn’t have a “standing to file.”
“His fiancée Desiree tried to muscle in by asking the court to be named his common-law wife, which means she would have taken precedence over his children,” said a source close to Page Six. But the court refused.”
Documents also state that an estate must be set up in order to manage “larger expected future earnings” from DMX’s music. For this to happen, administrators have to be appointed. Three of X’s sons, Xavier, 28, Tacoma, 21, and Sean, 19, have been trying to be administrators. At the same time, two of X’s daughters, Sasha Simmons and Jada Oden, are also making the same efforts.
Another issue here, is that X has no will. If this was the case, the situation of appointing administrators wouldn’t be so difficult.
“There is no will from DMX and that’s a big problem. This is a difficult situation because there are a number of people vying to be named administrators.”
On July 15, there will be a court date, where a judge will review submissions from X’s children to become administrators. There, the decisions will be made in court.