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Rapper, Actor DMX Dead At 50 After Suffering Heart Attack

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Legendary rapper DMX has died at the age of 50 after suffering a heart attack.

DMX had been on life support since he was admitted to a hospital in White Plains, New York, in "grave condition" on April 2.

Born Earl Simmons, the rapper passed away "peacefully with family present after suffering a catastrophic cardiac arrest," hospital authorities said. His family confirmed the news of his death in a statement.

"Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end," the family said in a statement. "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."

The family promised to share information about his memorial service "once details are finalized."

DMX, who rose to fame in the '90s, released 15 Billboard Hot 100 hit songs and appeared in an equal number of films.

He has been open about his battle with substance abuse and had been admitted to rehabilitation facilities.

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