New York: DMX’s longtime New York-based lawyer, Murray Richman, said the rapper was on life support at White Plains Hospital.
“He had a heart attack. He’s quite ill,” Richman said on Saturday (US time).
Richman said he could not confirm reports that DMX overdosed on drugs and was not sure what caused the heart attack.
Rapper DMX, in a scene from Hollywood film Cradle 2 the Grave.
“I’m very sad about it, extremely sad. He’s like my son,” Richman said. “He’s just a tremendous person, tremendous entertainer, tremendous human being. And so much to offer, so much to say. Not the run-of-the-mill rapper. A person of great depth.”
The rapper, Earl Simmons, 50, has had a public history of substance abuse. He was rushed to a White Plains, New York, hospital after suffering a heart attack at his home about 11pm on Friday (US time).
The musician has been open about his struggles with illegal drug use and has spoken about entering rehab in 2019 after serving time in federal prison on a tax fraud conviction. A Manhattan federal court found that he failed to pay $US1.7 million in taxes from 2000 to 2005, by shifting money among accounts belonging to managers and associates. In an Instagram post, his team said he apologised for the cancelled shows and thanked his fans for the continued support.
His debut album in 1998 It’s Dark and Hell is Hot, was listed as No.1 on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States and sold more than 5 million copies. The multi-platinum selling album was anchored by several hits including Ruff Ryders’ Anthem, Get at Me Dog and Stop Being Greedy.
Along with his music career, DMX paved his way as an actor. He starred in the 1998 film Belly and appeared in Romeo Must Die a couple years later with Jet Li and the late singer Aaliyah. DMX and Aaliyah teamed up for the film’s soundtrack song Come Back in One Piece.
The rapper also starred in Exit Wounds with Steven Seagal and Cradle 2 the Grave with Li.
The rapper had four other chart-topping albums including …And Then There Was X, Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood, The Great Depression and Grand Champ. He has released seven albums and earned three Grammy nominations.
Last year, DMX faced off against Snoop Dogg in a Verzuz battle, which drew more than 500,000 viewers.
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