DMX sadly Dies at 50 after being hospitalized for days
It is with a heavy heart to announce that DMX finally gave up the ghost… The rapper, well known for his troubles as well as his music, is dead. His family has made this known in a statement. He died at the age of 50.
“It saddened our heart to announce finally today that our beloved, Earl Simmon, popularly known as DMX, has passed away at 50 at White Plains Hospital with his family staying by his side after being on life support for some days,” part of family’s statement read.
Earl Simmon, DMX, was hospitalized last week when he had a heart attack at his house in New York, Murray Richman, his attorney revealed.
DMX (meaning Dark Man X) started his rap game in the early ’90s. His first album, “It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot,” was released in 1998.
With the demise of B.I.G. and Tupac before he came on the scene, DMX had become one of the stars of hardcore hip hop who reigned and was the first artist to be signed to the Ruffhouse Records label.
His single, “Ruff Ryders Anthem,” which went worldwide actually helped in his critical and commercial victory.
DMX released many other albums over the years, one of his most successful albums, “…And Then There Was X,” was released in 1999 and got Grammy nomination for the “best rap album” category. It made one of 3 Grammy nominations DMX had.
He was able to secure millions copies in sale of his albums, with great hits like “Get At Me Dog” released in 1998, “Party Up,” released in 1999 and “X Gon’ Give It to Ya,” released in 2003.
He doubled up his increasing fame to venturing into an acting career. DMX appeared in many movies like, “Romeo Must Die” and “Cradle 2 The Grave.”
His career achievements were usually covered by his various problems with substance abuse and conflict with the law. He, at a time, pleaded guilty to tax evasion in 2017 which led to him being sentenced to a year in prison.
In 2019, DMX had to cancel a planned tour concert in order to seek treatment for his drug addiction. He was always saying, at the time, that he was putting his family and sobriety first.
DMX will always be remembered by various fans worldwide whose childhood were made by his music.
Rest in Power, Legend