Celebrities Pay Tribute To DMX Following His Death
Iconic rapper DMX died on Friday at the age of 50, according to a statement from his family.
“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. We will share information about his memorial service once details are finalized.”
The rapper, real name Earl Simmons, was rushed to White Plains hospital in New York on April 2 following a heart attack. He spent a week on life support in a "vegetative state."
DMX burst on to the rap scene with his debut album “It’s Dark and Hell is Hot,” debuting number one on the Billboard 200. The album saw hits such as “Ruff Ryder’s Anthem,” “Get At Me Dog,” and “Stop Being Greedy.” X followed up his successful first album with four more chart-topping albums, including Flesh of My Flesh, Blood Of My Blood, ...And Then There Was X, The Great Depression, and Grand Champ. He released seven albums in total and was a three-time Grammy nominee.
Aside from music, DMX also starred in several films. He starred in the classic 1998 film Belly, Romeo Must Die, Exit Wounds, and Cradle 2 The Grave.
Throughout his life, DMX also struggled with addiction and had multiple run-ins with the law, landing him in and out of jail over the years.
Following his death, tributes poured in from celebrities showing their appreciation for the Ruff Ryders rapper.