On Friday (April 9, 2021) DMX's team shared a statement the family of the beloved veteran rhymer, confirming DMX has died at the age of 50 years old after suffering an alleged overdose that led to a heart attack on April 2.
UPDATE: Hip-Hop reacts to the death of DMX
"Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end,” X’s family shared in a statement. “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."
Since the devastating loss, many artists within the music industry as well as X’s comrades and admirers took to social media to salute the iconic emcee, songwriter and actor.
See DMX tributes from Snoop Dogg, Queen Latifah, Nas, Method Man, Redman and more in response to the rapper's untimely death below:
The Music World Reacts To DMX’s Death
For the past few days, there have been reports about the status of DMX’s health, and none of them were promising. Now, sadly, the tragic day that fans were hoping to avoid has arrived: It was announced today that the legendary rapper has died at 50 years old. The news was confirmed in a statement from DMX’s family, which noted that he died while surrounded by loved ones in the hospital.