Legendary rapper DMX passed away at 50 after several days on life support.
His record label shared the official statement:
Def Jam Recordings and the extended Def Jam family of artists, executives and employees are deeply and profoundly saddened by the loss of our brother Earl ‘DMX’ Simmons. DMX was a brilliant artist and an inspiration to millions around the world. His message of triumph over struggle, his search for the light out of darkness, his pursuit of truth and grace brought us closer to our own humanity. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and all those who loved him and were touched by him. DMX was nothing less than a giant. His legend will live on forever.
His impact on the culture will last and his legacy will affect generations to come.
Many of his friends and colleagues shared the pain of losing DMX.