DXM has passed away last Friday, after much speculation on social media. The 50 year old was on life support in a vegetative state after suffering from three heart attacks due to overdose.
It was his manager and founder of Loud Records Steve Rifkind who had discovered and confirmed the new. They were hopeful till the last minute, praying just like the fans that he would recover.
In the final days, doctors had given their best to save his life; they performed several tests to figure out the level of brain activity and function. This was critical as this was a thin thread that could’ve established his chances of recovery.
However, even before his death was announced, comedian friend Leunell had sparked a debate on social media that led to the trending of hashtag #RIPDMX. Of course, apologies were made soon after – their version of death was something else, it seems.
"DMX is currently on life support and in a coma. There are multiple people with inaccurate information about his well-being and it is not helpful and productive. Tomorrow he will undergo further tests on his brain function and his family will determine what's best from there." - His manager told NBC News on Tuesday night after the Leunell caused this untimely controversy.
In his last days, his family was there to support him just like the thousands of fans that were gathered outside the hospital in White Plains, New York.
The great musician has never had an easy life, as troubles started much early at home. He was born on December 18, 1970 in Mount Vernon, NY to parents Joe Barker and Arnett Simmons. He revealed in a 2019 interview that his mother used to beat him up and that his father literally abandoned him – never even called him on his birthday. The only time his dad showed up was when he was selling paintings in New York.
It seemed like he was still bitter about his relationship with parents. He angrily said that his mother was incapable of looking after him and it was probably because she didn’t know what to do with him, since he was the only boy amongst four sisters.
He said: “Children don’t come with a f**king instruction manual.”
Right before he died – when the social media was going into a frenzy mode – a prayer vigil had started for the rapper’s health outside the hospital. Fans had called for a prayer vigil on Monday as well, right when they found out that he had suffered from a major heart attack!
The Grammy-nominated rapper DMX, Earl Simmons gave up his fight with death and left this world at age 50.
WHAT IS DMX'S NET WORTH?
We’ve been told that DMX was actually going through some legal and financial problems and was in debt of $1 million. How did he come into light and fame? Well, his career took off in the 1990s. He had also been arrested a few times for tax frauds, animal cruelty, and drug possession.
In 2013, he even filed for bankruptcy in a Manhattan court. In 2018, he was sentenced in prison for a year after pleading guilty in a federal case that accused him of dodging taxes.
It’s sad to see how his life had become, considering he was once a Grammy-nominated singer!
DMX had not regained strength or any brain activity, because of which his family decided to withdraw life support; it was mainly the mother’s decision.
In his last days, Arnett, DMX's fiancée Desiree Lindstrom, his ex-wife, Tashera Simmons, the mother of two of his children Yadira Borrego, and his children had gotten close and were spending time with him.
Do you know that he had become the next big thing after Tupac died? In fact, some even started calling him the "undisputed reigning king of hardcore rap" after BIG and Tupac died!
He showed real potential with his debut album It’s Dark and Hell is Hot. His follow-up albums were also huge and only increased his stardom and power!
According to reports: "Both albums reached number one on the Billboard charts in their first week, making DMX the first recording artist in music history to have his first two albums reach number one within a year” which might sound ridiculous when you think of what he did to his career and how he spent his final years!
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