It always hurts to see them go and DMX is now among those who are gone. Sadly, the plug was pulled, and DMX did not survive. Through his career, X was open about his struggles with mental health, among other topics, considered “taboo,” for black men.
DMX came into 2021 with big news, he returned to Def Jam, planning to release a new album. The past few years saw X make peace with the past. In 2016, he actually reunited with Jay-Z and Ja Rule, as the three were originally a part of the Murder Inc. group.
Early this year, DMX went on “Drink Champs,” where he spoke excitedly about his future. An older man, at the age of 50, X spoke on being a father and grandfather, wanting to spend more time with his family. Unfortunately, DMX was robbed of this moment, suffering cardiac arrest, being left in a coma, and he succumbed to this.
Now, fans on Twitter are left with their memories of Earl “DMX” Simmons, mourning him on Twitter.
Read the statement from the Simmons family below:
“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.” – Earl “DMX” Simmons’ Family
Read White Plains Hospital’s statement below:
“White Plains Hospital extends its deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Simmons, as well as his friends and legions of fans who expressed their unwavering support during this difficult time. Earl Simmons passed away peacefully with family present after suffering a catastrophic cardiac arrest.”
Read Def Jam’s statement below:
Def Jam Recordings and the extended Def Jam family of artists, executives and employees are deeply and profoundly saddened by the loss of our brother Earl “DMX” Simmons. DMX was a brilliant artist and an inspiration to millions around the world. His message of triumph over struggle, his search for the light out of darkness, his pursuit of truth and grace brought us closer to our own humanity. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and all those who loved him and were touched by him. DMX was nothing less than a giant. His legend will live on forever.
Read the tweets about DMX’s death below:
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