DMX tragically passed away on April 9th, 2021. His passing was a terrible one to take and new information about his cause of death makes it so much more tragic.

New reports from the Westchester County Medical Examiner’s Office reveal that DMX died due to a heart attack caused by a cocaine overdose. It was reported at the time that he passed away due to a heart attack, but now it is confirmed that X was on cocaine at the time. The quantity of cocaine they found in his system was not noted.

Some reports said he had COVID-19, but his management has refuted those claims as false. He fought to stay alive in a White Plains, New York hospital, but he sadly passed away after a weeklong battle.

This report from the examiner’s office was reported by Vulture, who also confirmed DMX’s death was caused by “a cocaine-induced heart attack that caused a lack of blood circulation to his brain.”

An analysis was also done on DMX’s urine which showed the presence of cocaine in his body as well. No autopsy was performed on the legendary rapper as the cause of death was determined beforehand by police and other medical professionals. A source further explained the situation.

“His death literally happened immediately because the brain was dead. So obviously, there were a number of days where he was on ventilatory support and so forth in the hospital. However, he was diagnosed brain-dead early on … He never woke up from [a] coma.”

This is a tragic situation, but DMX’s legacy will live on. Sadly, he is no longer with us to see the lasting impact he had on the music industry. We can also add his name to an unfortunate list of great artists we lost before their time due to drugs.

What’s your favorite DMX moment? Sound off in the comments!

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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