DMX – Rip

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Dopo una settimana di coma. Scompare a 50 anni uno dei giganti del RAP americano all time. DMXEarl Simmons – è deceduto al White Plains Hospital di New York, dove era stato trasportato il 2 aprile in seguito ad un attacco di cuore conseguenza di un’overdose. Ecco il comunicato della famiglia:

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. Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end. He loved his family with all of his heart and we cherish the times we spent with him. Earl’s music inspired countless fans across the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever. We appreciate all of the love and support during this incredibly difficult time. Please respect our privacy as we grieve the loss of our brother, father, uncle and the man the world knew as DMX. We will share information about his memorial service once details are finalized.

E quello dell’ospedale:

White Plains Hospital extends its deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Simmons, as well as his friends and legions of fans who expressed their unwavering support during this difficult time. Earl Simmons passed away peacefully with family present after suffering a catastrophic cardiac arrest last week.”

Una carriera iniziata agli albori degli anni ’90, discograficamente fermatasi al 2015 con l’ottavo album ‘Redemption of the Beast’, e una parallela d’attore che conta quasi una ventina di titoli, l’ultimo dei quali “Fast and Fierce: Death Race” datato 2020. Una vita segnata dall’abuso di sostanze stupefacenti e da guai con la giustizia registrati già dalla fine degli anni ’80. Tormenti nodali di un’esistenza che andrà però ricordata per il suo straordinario impatto artistico in una decade fondamentale per l’evoluzione del genere, come del resto è testimoniato dai tributi e dai ricordi apparsi via social subito dopo la tragica notizia. Ecco una breve selezione.

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