NEW YORK: American rapper and actor Earl Simmons, known by the stage name DMX or Dark Man X, died on Friday, his record label said, after he suffered a heart attack during what media reports said was a drug overdose. He was 50 years old.
The chart-topping artist’s 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.
Music label Def Jam Recordings said in a statement it was saddened by “the loss of our brother Earl ‘DMX’ Simmons.”
Actress Priyanka Chopra took to Twitter to condole the demise of rapper DMX, who passed away aged 50 after suffering a heart attack during a reported drug overdose.
Priyanka wrote, “He was one of my favourite artists growing up, and then to have had the opportunity to work with him was such a dream come true. Such a big loss.”
He was one of my favourite artists growing up, and then to have had the opportunity to work with him was such a dream come true. Such a big loss for the music industry. #RIP DMX. Sending my thoughts and love to his family.— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) April 9, 2021