In the hours since the news of his death became worldwide news on Friday (April 9), numerous tributes for rapper DMX have been shared. They have come from his family, friends, colleagues, and others he influenced during his career.
“Damn X. The world lost a great one today! Rest In Peace, Love and Power DMX,” Wallace tweeted. Accompanying the heartfelt message was a photo of DMX on stage. You can check out the tweet below.
The tribute message shared by Bubba Wallace inspired fans of the driver – and of DMX – to share their feelings about the rapper’s death.
“So sad… Losing so many good people, talented people lately…” one fan said in response to Wallace’s tweet.
“X energy was so strong, I learned a lot about life from x. He taught me a lot & I never even met him before. He was a true warrior. Overcame a lot of s***. He’s not only a music legend he’s a hood legend as well. Rest in paradise,” another shared.
“R.I.P. DMX REST EASY,” one fan posted.
Death of DMX Caused By a Heart Attack, Family Releases Statement
The death of rapper DMX was reportedly caused by a heart attack that took place on April 2, 2021. The heart attack took place at his home in White Plains, New York. There have also been reports that drugs may have led to the heart attack. The rapper had battled addiction during his life.
DMX was born Earl Simmons and grew up very poor. As a teenager, he found that performing music was a respite from his troubles. He proved to be talented. However, he ended up in jail during 1986.
Twelve years later, DMX released his first single. Titled, “Get at Me Dog,” it appeared on his “It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot” album. “Get at Me Dog” went gold. And, that album was at the top of the Billboard Hot 200 chart when it came out. Since its debut, there have been more than five million copies of “It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot” sold. Next for DMX came the hugely successful “Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood” album. This album went platinum four times.
Family of Late Rapper Shares Public Statement
Following his death on April 9, the rapper’s family shared the following statement: “We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50-year-old at White Plains Hospital with his family by his side after being placed on life support for the past few days. 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.”