Rapper DMX has died at the age of 50 a week after suffering a heart attack occasioned by a drug he over-ingested.
The rapper and actor, born Earl Simmons, died at White Plains Hospital in New York on Friday, April 9.
His death was confirmed to People by his family saying DMX passed away peacefully with family present after suffering a catastrophic cardiac arrest.
"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.
According to the family, DMX was a warrior who fought till the very end.
He loved his family with all of his heart and they all cherished the times they spent with him.
The family further eulogised him as an artist whose music inspired countless fans across the world and that his iconic legacy will live on forever.
"We appreciate all of the love and support during this incredibly difficult time," said the family.
"Please respect our privacy as we grieve the loss of our brother, father, uncle and the man the world knew as DMX," it added.
The family also promised to share information about his memorial service once details were finalized.
White Plains Hospital where DMX was receiving treatment extended its deepest condolences to his family as well as friends and legions of fans who expressed their unwavering support.
Speaking about death, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh has passed away today, April, 9, 2021.
Prince Philip is said to have died peacefully at the age of 99 having dedicated the majority of his life to the Queen and the Royal Family.
A statement from Buckingham Palace announcing the unfortunate news read:
“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. Further announcements will be made in due course. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss."
The Duke of Edinburgh was once described by Queen Elizabeth as her "strength and stay" and has lived up to the description for the past 70 years.
Prince Philip, born in 1921, served in the Royal Navy and was noted by his comrades for his jokes.
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