DMX suffered a drug overdose that resulted in a heart attack. He was placed on life support and the news did not get better. He has sadly passed away at the age of 50.

#RIPDMX trended on social media last night despite him not being dead. TMZ reported that his liver and kidneys “virtually shut down” and the expectation was that he wouldn’t make it through the day.

The Simmons Family released a public statement to confirm that DMX has passed away.

“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.”

“Earl Simmons passed away peacefully with family present after suffering a catastrophic cardiac arrest.”

It was reported that the legendary rapper’s health was deteriorating since he was put on life support. There wasn’t anything the doctors could do at that point. This is a tragic way for a legend’s life to end.

Our thoughts are with DMX’s family, friends, and fans during this sad time. RIP.

H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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