DMX performs at Masters Of Ceremony 2019 at Barclays Center on June 28, 2019 in New York City.

DMX’s team announced his passing in a statement this morning: “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.”

The passing of the New York rapper behind iconic songs “Party Up (Up in Here)” and “X Gon’ Give It to Ya” garnered much love on socials from fans and celebs alike:

As we earlier reported, DMX did not regain any brain function in the week following his overdose. He was hospitalized after suffering a heart attack at his home around 11 p.m last Friday. Upon being admitted to the ICU, DMX had to be resuscitated and was put on life support. He was left without oxygen to his brain for nearly 30 minutes, resulting in very little brain activity. The series of tests performed on DMX that following Wednesday showed no improvement in brain activity since he was admitted to the hospital.

DMX’s family, fiancée, son, friends, and fans turned out by the hundreds earlier this week to send him prayers and positive vibes outside of the White Plains Hospital in New York. Members of the Ruff Ryders motorcycle crew rolled up to the hospital to pay tribute, and several hospital staff members held a little vigil of their own the evening prior. The Ruff Ryders first came onto the scene back in the late ’90s, when DMX put out an anthem dedicated to them.

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