By Vaibhavi Dahake


DMX, American rapper and actor, dies aged 50

April 10, 2021

American rapper and actor Earl Simmons, known by the stage name DMX or Dark Man X, died on Friday, five days after suffering a heart attack.


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In a statement, his family said he had been "a warrior who fought till the very end". "Earl's music inspired countless fans across the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever."


Dark Man X, known as DMX, was a leading hip-hop performer who collaborated with such artists as JAY-Z, Ja Rule and LL Cool J.


His chart-topping songs included Party Up (Up in Here) and X Gon' Give It To Ya. His career had been marked by legal troubles and prison time.


He made a splash in rap music in 1998 with his first studio album “It’s Dark and Hell is Hot,” which debuted No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.



He 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.”

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He has released seven albums and earned three Grammy nominations.


The rapper starred in many movies as well. He appeared in “Exit Wounds” with Steven Seagal and “Cradle 2 the Grave” with Li.

The rapper cancelled a series of shows to check himself into a rehabilitation facility in 2019. He was open about his addiction.


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