Rap musician DMX Passes Away at Age 50

Isabella Maish, Reporter

The rapper DMX was hospitalized on April 2nd, after suffering an apparent drug overdose and subsequent heart attack at his home in White Plains, New York. Soon after this news was made public, his family announced his passing.

“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,” the family wrote in a statement released on Friday.

Fans of his, as well as Ruff Ryders, soon came to show their support in front of the medical facility he stayed in to celebrate his legacy, and prayed that he recovered. Unfortunately, DMX did not.

Supporters and loved ones of DMX held a vigil outside of White Plains Hospital this week to honor his legacy.