On April 9, the world lost a legend in DMX. A prior to the day of the rapper’s death, he suffered a heart attack from an apparent drug overdose. That put him in a White Plains, NY hospital, as he was there for the next week. X’s brain function sadly did not improve at all, as he was on life support. Due to this, his family decided that it was best to take him off of it.
X’s memorial service ended up being held at Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, on April 24. The following day, friends and family members gathered for another service in NYC.
Now, X’s official cause of death has been put out, by the Westchester County medical examiner’s office. They say that this has officially been listed as a cocaine-induced heart attack that caused a lack of blood circulation to the brain.
“It was cardiac arrest for a period of time, so there was no circulation to the brain,” said a source to Vulture.
Currently, there is also an estate battle brewing between his children, according to Page Six. X’s fiancee, Desiree Lindstrom, also applied to be listed as the “common law wife,” but a judge denied that request. His three sons also want to be administrators of the estate, while two of his adult daughters also want to be administrators.
DMX’s team went on to put out his first posthumous debut album, “Exodus,” in May. It debuted at number eight on the Billboard 200 chart, and featured collaborations with Nas, Jay Z, Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Benny The Butcher, and more.