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Hip-hop world mourns: rap superstar DMX (✝50) is dead

Mourning the rapper DMX. After it became known at the weekend that the 50-year-old is in intensive care after a heart attack, his family has now confirmed the death of the musician.

A week ago DMX was rushed to a New York hospital after a heart attack. After several days of intensive treatment with artificial respiration, he has now died at the age of 50. His family confirms this in a statement made available to several US media outlets, including CNN.

"We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, whose real name was Earl Simmons, has passed away at White Plains Hospital with his family by his side at the age of 50, after having been up for the past few days life-sustaining measures have been taken, "the statement said.

According to his own statements, he leaves behind 15 children

Information about the reason for the heart attack a week ago was initially not made public. DMX became famous in the 1990s with hits like "Party Up" and "Get At Me Dog". The rapper was nominated three times for the most important Grammy music award and repeatedly topped the US charts with his songs. In an interview DMX once said that he is the father of 15 children.

The superstar has spoken openly about drug problems in the past and went on several withdrawal cures, most recently in autumn 2019. A report on the American celebrity website "TMZ", according to which the musician's heart attack was due to substance abuse, was not confirmed by his lawyer. Many music greats wished DMX a good and quick recovery in the past week, now the hip-hop world mourns him.