Rapper DMX dies aged 50 a week after suffering heart attack

rapper dmx dies aged 50 a week after suffering heart attack(1)
rapper dmx dies aged 50 a week after suffering heart attack(1)

The Grammy-nominated star’s “music inspired countless fans across the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever,” his family said Friday

DMX has died a week after suffering a heart attack. He was 50.

The rapper and actor, born Earl Simmons, died atWhite Plains Hospital in New York on Friday, his family confirms to PEOPLE.

“We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50 years old at White Plains Hospital with his family by his side after being placed on life support for the past few days,” they wrote in a statement.

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