- Social media platforms have been inundated with posts paying tribute to DMX
- The hip hop icon passed away following a heart attack, his family confirmed his death and that he'd fought like a warrior until the very end
- Fans and celebrities took to the internet to post tributes to the iconic rapper who'd left and indelible mark on the industry
Following the tragic news of DMX's death, social media has been inundated with posts of fans and celebrities paying their respects to the iconic rapper.
The hip hop legend has left a lasting legacy on the world of music and his influential style and skill made him a driving force in the industry.
DMX passed away following a heart attack brought on by a drug overdose, his family confirmed he passed away peacefully and fought like a warrior until the very end.
Briefly News earlier reported on his tragic passing and looked to the internet to share some of the touching posts made in honour of the fallen warrior.
"No one has ever embodied the spirit, raw energy, struggle, contradiction, hope, pain, wisdom, chaos, suffering, angst, passion and pure poetry of Hip Hop quite like DMX.
Rest easy, King."
"DMX made spectacular music and “It’s Dark and Hell is Hot” is an album title that should have made every other artist in any genre, including classical, incredibly jealous."
"I do feel like a piece of my childhood was lost today. I remember watching videos of DMX at Woodstock ‘99 and waking up every morning at 6am just so I could catch the music video to Party Up on MTV. There’s a reason why his music still goes OFF today. Timeless. RIP DMX."
"The late great #DMX fused raw Black pain, personal suffering, the struggle with his many demons and an incurable quest for Christian salvation and redemption in music and lyrics — and prayers — that toured hell to provide a plan of escape. May his soul Rest In Peace. #RIPDMX."
Earlier, Briefly News reported that rapper DMX has died at the age of 50 a week after suffering a heart attack occasioned by a drug overdose.
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.
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