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 Baltimore, Maryland. 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.
December 18, 1970
|Died||April 9, 2021 (aged 50)|
White Plains, New York, U.S.
|Burial place||Oakland Cemetery, Yonkers, New York, U.S.|
(m. 1999; div. 2014)
|Partner(s)||Desiree Lindstrom (2016–2021)[b]|
|Origin||Yonkers, New York, U.S.|
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. He was placed under life-support. He died six days later on April 9, aged 50.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.
- "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.
- "DMX's Family Reveals He Passed Away at 50, Leaves Behind 17 Children". VladTV. April 9, 2021. Retrieved January 6, 2022.
- Simmons, Earl & Fontaine, Smokey D. (2003), E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX, HarperCollins, p. 7, ISBN 978-0-06-093403-3
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- Simmons, Earl & Fontaine, Smokey D. (2003), The E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX, HarperCollins, p. 7, ISBN 9780060934033
- "BREAKING NEWS: DMX In Vegetative State; Fighting For His Life In ICU". AllHipHop.com. April 3, 2021. Retrieved April 3, 2021.
- "DMX Hospitalized in New York". Billboard. Retrieved April 3, 2021.
- Rapper DMX on life support following heart attack, family says
- Coleman, C. Vernon (April 9, 2021). "DMX Dead at 50". XXL. Townsquare Media. Retrieved April 9, 2021.
- "DMX, electrifying rapper who defined 2000s rap, dies at 50". www.cbsnews.com. Retrieved April 9, 2021.
- Other sources cite Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
- Until Simmons's death.