So, after some false and unverified reports on Thursday that DMX had passed away. His manager Steve Rifkind had to release a statement. Clearing to everyone saying that he was still alive. And asking fans to keep praying for his recovery.
Following his death, his family issues a formal statement to confirm the news. That DMX passes away at 50. The rapper died on Friday, April 9th.
The statement says, “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.”
Besides, results for some important brain functioning tests came in on Thursday. Which showed that there is no improvement in his brain activity. X was rushed to the hospital last Friday after suffering an overdose where he has remained in coma.
Moreover, the legendary rapper has battled with substance abuse over the years and has had a few health scares in the past. He’s also been to rehab a few times. Back in October, 2019, he canceled multiple concerts to go to rehab, calling it “ongoing commitment to putting family and sobriety first.”