DMX

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DMX
Academy Awards afterparty CUN DMX.jpg
DMX in 2007
Born
Earl Simmons

(1970-12-18)December 18, 1970
DiedApril 9, 2021(2021-04-09) (aged 50)
White Plains, New York, U.S.
Cause of deathCocaine-induced heart attack
Burial placeOakland Cemetery (Yonkers, New York)
Other names
  • Dark Man X
  • The Ruff Ryder
Occupation
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
  • actor
Years active1990–2021
Spouse(s)
Tashera Simmons
(m. 1999; div. 2014)
Partner(s)Desiree Lindstrom
(2016–2021)[b][1]
Children17[2]
AwardsFull list
Musical career
OriginYonkers, New York, U.S.
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
Labels
Member of
Websitewww.dmx-tribute.com
Signature
DMX Signature.png

Earl Simmons (December 18, 1970 – April 9, 2021), better known by his stage name DMX (short for Dark Man X), was an American rapper and actor. He was born in Yonkers, New York.[3] He was best known songs like "Ruff Ryders Anthem", "Party Up (Up In Here)", "Where the Hood At?" and "X Gon' Give It to Ya". He was also the founder and owner of Bloodline Records. He is one of the best-selling hip hop artists ever. He has released seven albums: Unleashed and Unreleased, It's Dark and Hell Is Hot, Flesh of my Flesh, Blood of my Blood, And Then There Was X, The Grand Champ, The Great Depression, Year of the Dog...Again and his recent one Undisputed.

As an actor, DMX starred in movies such as Belly, Romeo Must Die, Exit Wounds, Cradle 2 the Grave, and Last Hour. In 2006, he starred in the BET reality television series DMX: Soul of a Man.

On April 3, 2021, it was reported that Simmons had suffered a heart attack following a drug overdose and was being treated in the hospital in White Plains, New York.[4][5] He was placed under life-support.[6] He died six days later on April 9, aged 50.[7][8]On April 24, a life celebration was held in his honor, that was shown via a YouTube livestream. During the celebration, a monster truck that contained his casket drove through where the mourners were standing.

References[change | change source]

  1. "DMX'S FIANCÉE DESIREE LINDSTROM DENIED COMMON-LAW WIFE STATUS AFTER SHE PETITIONED TO CONTROL LATE RAPPER'S ESTATE". The Source. June 22, 2021. Retrieved January 6, 2022.
  2. "DMX's Family Reveals He Passed Away at 50, Leaves Behind 17 Children". VladTV. April 9, 2021. Retrieved January 6, 2022.
  3. Simmons, Earl & Fontaine, Smokey D. (2003), The E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX, HarperCollins, p. 7, ISBN 9780060934033
  4. "BREAKING NEWS: DMX In Vegetative State; Fighting For His Life In ICU". AllHipHop.com. April 3, 2021. Retrieved April 3, 2021.
  5. "DMX Hospitalized in New York". Billboard. Retrieved April 3, 2021.
  6. Rapper DMX on life support following heart attack, family says
  7. Coleman, C. Vernon (April 9, 2021). "DMX Dead at 50". XXL. Townsquare Media. Retrieved April 9, 2021.
  8. "DMX, electrifying rapper who defined 2000s rap, dies at 50". www.cbsnews.com. Retrieved April 9, 2021.
Notes
  1. Other sources cite Baltimore, Maryland.
  2. Until Simmons's death.

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