Rapper DMX has died at the age of 50.
The rap artist – real name Earl Simmons – died after going into cardiac arrest earlier this month and being admitted to White Plains Hospital, north of New York City.
The rapper’s family confirmed his passing in a statement 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.”
The statement continued: “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.”