American Rapper and Actor, Earl Simmons popularly known as DMX is dead.
The Grammy-nominated star suffered from an heart attack last Friday and was rushed to White Plains hospital in New York where he was said to have been on life support.
The 50 year old Rapper was said to have been in a very critical condition. His family and some friends, on Monday night held a prayer vigil in his honor outside of the New York hospital while he remained on life support.
Announcing his demise earlier today, his family wrote, "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," they wrote in a statement. "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."