Dopo una settimana di coma. Scompare a 50 anni uno dei giganti del RAP americano all time. DMX – Earl 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.
RIP DMXhttps://t.co/Y6va80Vf8c— Damian Abraham (@leftfordamian) April 9, 2021
I’ll never forget this day….You said it was your favorite song. I’m so grateful I could play some of it.— Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) April 10, 2021
There is no one like you…Never will be!
Massive love and blessings to the entire #RuffRyder family. Especially my love @THEREALSWIZZZ
Rest in paradise DMX✨✨✨✨ pic.twitter.com/cXK5bQXwD0
one of the coolest and most powerful voices ever, rewatching lots of his videos this week i could still remember the powerful feelings the first times i saw and heard these songs. RIP to DMX, so sorry to everyone feeling this loss https://t.co/C5fdkx4QwO— speedy ortiz ÷ haunted painting (@sad13) April 9, 2021
RIP DMX. Thank you for being the soundtrack of my childhood.— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) April 9, 2021
Dedicated to DMX – 'When I'm Gone' (LYRICS CC) https://t.co/stDbb0kwMb— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) April 9, 2021
DMX with his daughter at an amusement park ride: “I got you mama, daddy’s right here.” pic.twitter.com/Ui6sqSqkww— Complex (@Complex) April 9, 2021
RIP DMX. No one radiated more agony, pain, and atomic energy. The Cerberus from Yonkers, who suffered for all of our sins and his own. Maybe the rawest rapper of all-time, no pretense or frills, just pure adrenaline, lawless genius, and reckless abandon. The struggle incarnate. pic.twitter.com/P80t1GQHEa— Otto Von Biz Markie (@Passionweiss) April 9, 2021
Rest in Heaven DMX— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) April 9, 2021