Rapper DMX has died one week after struggling a “catastrophic cardiac arrest”, his household has stated.
The 50-year-old, whose actual title was Earl Simmons, had been admitted to intensive care in New York on Friday 2 April and was initially placed on life support.
Earlier this week, household, associates and followers had held a vigil exterior the hospital.
In a press release asserting his demise, his household stated kinfolk had been by his facet and described him as “a warrior who fought until the very finish”.
Paying tribute, they stated: “He beloved his household with all of his coronary heart, and we cherish the occasions we spent with him.” His music, they added, “impressed numerous followers internationally, and his iconic legacy will reside on endlessly”.
DMX was signed by Columbia Data in 1992 and launched his first album, It is Darkish And Hell Is Sizzling, in 1998. He has launched seven albums and acquired three Grammy nominations all through his profession, and collaborated with artists together with Jay-Z, Ja Rule and LL Cool J.