Earl Simmons, known by the stage name DMX, passed away when he was 50 years old, after being treated in the hospital for a while. The family of the legendary rapper announced his death on social media by making a statement.
In the statement, it was reported that DMX passed away in White Plains Hospital earlier on Friday. Saying that his iconic legacy will last forever, his family expressed regret to announce his sudden death.
DMX’s fans, hip-hop world, and many other names sent their condolences on social media immediately after hearing the sad death of the rapper. Names, including Ludacris, have shown that they lived through his death.
Ludacris posted a photo of him with DMX, saying that what he has done for culture is unprecedented. Saying that he will never forget his wonderful memories with DMX, Ludacris described him as one of the most genuine and passionate people.
Here’s the full statement of Ludacris:
“The Impact That this Man made on The Culture is Unprecedented. I Have So Many Great Stories Of Hanging With X that I will truly Cherish for the Rest Of my Life. One of the Most Genuine & Passionate Human Beings I’ve ever had the pleasure of Sharing Memorable Time & Energy With. Rest In Peace Soldier”
See the Instagram post below.
DMX was an icon for the hip-hop community. In 2003, the rapper became the only artist in the history of the Billboard 200 chart to hit No. 1 with his first five albums.
DMX’s first two albums ‘It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot’ and ‘Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood’ were both certified multi-platinum while also garnering widespread critical acclaim.
DMX collaborated with Ludacris’ fourth studio album, The Red Light District, and worked with Ludacris on the late rapper ‘Put Your Money.’