DMX, a prolific but troubled rapper and actor, has passed away at age 50. Last week, the star had been hospitalized after suffering a heart attack. His family released the following statement today:
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.
Celebrities and fans around the world reacted on social media to the death of the music icon.