Rapper DMX has died after being hospitalized suddenly in New York. What was his cause of death?
According to NBC New York, the rapper was initially hospitalized in grave condition following a heart attack. He didn’t recover. The New York Times reported that he died on Friday, April 5, 2021, at the age of 50.
NBC New York attributed the cause of death news to DMX’s attorney Murray Richman. He said the heart attack occurred at DMX’s home at 11 p.m. on Friday, April 2, 2021. The rapper’s real name is Earl Simmons. He was rushed to a hospital in White Plains, New York, where he eventually succumbed from his medical problems.
“I received a call this morning that Earl Simmons was in the hospital, at the White Plains Hospital, and that he had a heart attack, and I’m not sure how it was induced and that he’s on life support,” Richman said at first.
“I’ve spoken to the family and the family and I are quite close with each other. I am concerned about his well-being and mindful of his significance. I have known Earl for over 25 years and I believe that his music is quite poignant, very important. He’s truly a poet of our time,” Richman said to ABC7. For days fans wondered, is DMX dead or alive after false reports of his death circulated. This time, however, he is really dead.
Here’s what you need to know:
DMX Overdosed on Drugs, Reports Say
DMX’s lawyer told NBC that he didn’t know what caused DMX’s heart attack.
However, TMZ reported that it was caused by a drug overdose. According to TMZ, the overdose “triggered” the heart attack.
TMZ received conflicts reports at first about DMX’s condition, with one source saying he had “some brain activity” and another describing the rapper as being in a “vegetative state.”
According to TMZ, DMX has had well-known issues with drugs. He ended up in rehab several times, the latest in 2019, according to the entertainment site. He also served time for tax evasion.
The New York Times reported that DMX was in a vegetative state and in a coma before he died.
People Offered Prayers for DMX
Before the news came that he had died, people offered up prayers for DMX on Twitter. Here are some of those comments.
“DMX old lyrics are problematic as hell. He’s still iconic though.”
“Sending thoughts and prayers to Rapper DMX for a fast recovery.”
“Prayers up for DMX and the Ruff Ryders and family.”
“Sucks to hear about #DMX Wish em the very best and pulls thru.”
“I always felt DMX’s spirit is so pure, and even though he got caught up in his traumas, his spirit is still intact.”
“I was so happy I saw DMX twice in one year. Growing up I never thought it would happen because I was too young.”
Celebrities also offered prayers. “Shake back Big Bro. We made plans Maaaan We got shit to do!!! We laughed so hard about how far we’ve made it in life this night. I appreciate you so much for pulling up & and checking on a ni**a. So now I’m tellin you like you told me…This too shall pass…” T.I. wrote.
“Prayers for DMX and his family 🙏🏾💜,” wrote Missy Elliott.
“Prayers up for my brother DMX…” wrote Ja Rule.
According to AllMusic, “Following the deaths of Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G., DMX took over as the undisputed reigning king of hardcore rap. He was that rare commodity: a commercial powerhouse with artistic and street credibility to spare.” He was born in Mount Vernon, New York, on December 18, 1970.
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