Legendary US rapper DMX has passed away after suffering "catastrophic cardiac arrest", according to the hospital in White Plains, New York, where he was being treated.
DMX (aka Earl Simmons) was everywhere in the late '90s, releasing the iconic albums It's Dark And Hell Is Hot, as well as ...And Then There Was X. He's a three-time Grammy-nominated artist.
His family has released a statement, saying, "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. The family added that DMX's music “inspired countless fans across the world, and his iconic legacy will live on forever".
Tributes have flown in from the music world, including artists like Future, Cardi B, Meek Mill, Biz Markie, Ciara, Usher and many, many more.
RIP DMX. No one radiated more agony, pain, and atomic energy. The Cerberus from Yonkers, who suffered for all of our sins and his own. Maybe the rawest rapper of all-time, no pretense or frills, just pure adrenaline, lawless genius, and reckless abandon. The struggle incarnate. pic.twitter.com/P80t1GQHEa
— Otto Von Biz Markie (@Passionweiss) April 9, 2021
I remember witnessing you perform and being deeply inspired. Your delivery in your music was rare! Your tone, your cadence, everything.
I have no doubt that you were anointed with a gift to touch and inspire so many souls through music. May You Rest in Paradise Legend ?? #DMX #X pic.twitter.com/xNk5r0Rezz
— Ciara (@ciara) April 10, 2021
DMX FOREVER LEGENDARY...
— FUTURE/FREEBANDZ (@1future) April 10, 2021
DMX was immortal in the eyes of 90s kids. Although he went through so much, he gave us so much. And stayed authentic 100% of the way. Most of these rappers out here cant say that! Thank you DMX.
— KOTA (@KotaTheFriend) April 10, 2021
No matter the battles and obstacles DMX was facing and going thru he never let his faith in God go.I know he is in heaven and I know the Lord been hearing his prayers for years and he is now in peace .RIP DMX.
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) April 10, 2021
We all are a work in progress, remember to let your loved one know how you feel while you can. pic.twitter.com/EAIc5ewgph
— Usher Raymond IV (@Usher) April 11, 2021
We gotta have a ride out for DMX one of the reasons I ride!!!!!
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) April 10, 2021
Rest peacefully DMX ?? you touched so many lives with your music and spirit. Sending love to your family and friends ❤️❤️❤️??? pic.twitter.com/0GH6Jx2Elz
— Queen Latifah (@IAMQUEENLATIFAH) April 10, 2021
rest in heavenly peace power and paradise DMX ? pic.twitter.com/D7jTskaPgE
— abz (@abra) April 9, 2021
RIP DMX. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this extremely difficult time.