BREAKING: DMX Has Passed Away At 50

New York rap veteran DMX has passed away. New reports reveal the hip-hop icon has died at age 50.

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BREAKING: DMX Has Passed Away At 50

The family of the “Ruff Ryder’s Anthem” crooner has confirmed his passing. He was surrounded by family at White Plains Hospital after being on life support for several days.

“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. 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. Please respect our privacy as we grieve the loss of our brother, father, uncle and the man the world knew as DMX. We will share information about his memorial service once details are finalized.”

DMX’s former record label Def Jam also issued a statement on the tragic loss.

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DMX’s Manager Speaks After #RIPDMX

Last night Former Ruff Ryders leader’s manager stepped up to simmer down the Internet. Steve Rifkind came forward to address the Internet going into a frenzy over #RIPDMX causing mass confusion and sadness. However, today the news is tragically true.

As of late Thursday night, the rapper’s manager and close friend Steve Rifkind told TMZ  … his condition has not changed. However, sources close to his family tell us, X’s mother, Arnett Simmons, his fiancée, Desiree Lindstrom, his ex-wife, Tashera Simmons and his baby mama, Yadira Borrego, along with his children, have become a tight-knit group over the last week while praying for improvement. (TMZ)

Steve had also issued a video statement to ask fans to stop pushing the #RIPDMX messages across social media.

“Hey everybody, please stop with posting these rumors. DMX is still alive. Yes, he is on life support but please, it’s not helping anybody by having them see these false rumors. Let the family relax for a night. You will be hearing the statement from the family sometime tomorrow. I’ve been with DMX for the past three years so the only thing I ask is stop with the rumors. He is still alive and he is on life support. Thank-you.”

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DMX’s manager speaks after #RIPDMX.

Internet’s #RIPDMX Hashtag Creates Confusion

Last night, some of the biggest digital platforms including Twitter and Instagram ignited with a rest in peace hashtag referencing DMX. The confusion appeared to stem from an original Instagram post which referenced X’s brain functioning status and became misinterpreted as a death announcement.

DMX Brain Test Results

According to reports earlier in the week, X had not regained any brain function following his overdose. His family was forced to decide if withdrawing life support was the best option.

Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ, the battery of tests performed on X Wednesday showed no improvement in brain activity since he was rushed to the hospital after suffering the OD late Friday night. As we reported, he had little brain function after being deprived of oxygen for nearly half an hour. DMX remains in a coma and, as it was put to us, the test results are “not good.” We’re told the family has asked X’s longtime friend and manager, Steve Rifkind, to fly to New York Friday … another sign that hope is dwindling. (TMZ)