After a week on life support in a New York hospital following a heart attack, DMX has passed away according to his family. DMX was nominated for a Grammy three times and won two American Music Awards. He's best known for his singles "Ruff Ryders Anthem" and "Party Up (Up In Here)." He was only 50 years old.
DMX family statement:
"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.”
"What They Really Want" featuring Sisqo was one of my favorite DMX songs. He will be missed by so many fans, friends and family.