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DMX († 50) is dead: rapper dies a week after being hospitalized

Hip-hop legend has died at the age of 50

Rapper DMX (50) is dead. The hip-hop legend's family said in a statement on Friday. The artist became famous with songs like "Ruff Ryders’ Anthem "and" Party Up (Up in Here) ". DMX, whose real name was Earl Simmons, was hospitalized in New York last week after a drug overdose.

Heart attack after overdose?

As the US celebrity portal "TMZ" reported, rapper DMX collapsed in his house. According to insider information, the reason is allegedly a drug overdose.

His family went public a few days later and gave a health update: “On Friday evening April 2, 2021, our brother, son, father and colleague DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was admitted to White Plains Hospital in New York brought in. Serious health problems were found there. "

According to the AP news agency, his family announced the rapper's death on April 9.

The Life of DMX: Success, Drugs & Prison

DMX was nominated three times for the most important music award, the Grammy, and consistently topped the US charts with its songs. He was the first musician whose first four albums each reached number 1 on the Billboard charts. Simmons sold millions of records worldwide around the turn of the millennium.

The father of allegedly 15 children spoke openly about drug problems in the past and went on several drug addiction cures, most recently in autumn 2019. He was also arrested several times, including for fraud, assault and illegal possession of weapons. DMX pleaded guilty to animal cruelty, drug possession and theft in 2008 and spent time in jail.