“I’m a blessing to whoever gets to really know me,” DMX once said. The legendary rapper is also a blessing to everyone who knows and loves his music.
DMX died Friday April 9, at 50 years old after being hospitalized for a week following a drug overdose and heart attack, Pitchfork reports after confirmation from a representative of the rapper’s family.
“We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50-years-old,” says the statement shared with Pitchfork. “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.”
While DMX fans worldwide, including notable rappers and Hollywood celebs, are heartbroken, his family is right when they say that his legacy will live on forever.
Since we’re all about the HollyGOOD here, we’re going to focus on his legacy and the beautiful outpouring of love and support seen from so many during the past week.
DMX made a huge impact on countless Hollywood celebs
“I will be forever grateful to have known you,” fellow rapper Eve says. “You were one of the most special people I have ever met.”
British rapper AJ Tracey calls DMX one of his “biggest inspirations”
RIP DMX ! one of my biggest inspirations… thank you for everything 🖤🕊😢
— aj (@ajtracey) April 9, 2021
Rapper Zuby says “Thanks for the decades of powerful, motivational music”
Man… R.I.P. DMX. 🙏🏾
Was hoping he’d pull through, but when it’s your time, it’s your time.
Thanks for the decades of powerful, motivational music.
Set a lot of gym PRs to this man’s songs. And I know I’m not the only one.
— ZUBY: (@ZubyMusic) April 9, 2021
Ivie Ani, notable journalist and apparent friend of DMX, confirms that all of the heartwarming stories are true:
All the heartwarming stories you hear about DMX are true. I’ll save mine for another time pic.twitter.com/CgMoWYgBO3
— Ivie Ani (@ivieani) April 9, 2021
Jersey Shore’s DJ Pauly D describes him simply as “legend”
Ughhh RIP legend 🙏🏽❤️ RIP DMX Horrible News 😢
— DJ Pauly D (@DJPaulyD) April 9, 2021
After news of DMX’s hospitalization, Chance The Rapper shared how DMX once prayed for him and he “could feel his anointing”
DMX prayed over me once and I could feel his anointing. I’m praying for his full recovery https://t.co/xVaid2NYqC
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) April 3, 2021
DMX fans will let his legacy live on
New York hospital staff showing support for DMX:
The hospital staff in New York showed love to DMX last night 🐕 pic.twitter.com/zPNaC0EOtk
— BRIQÜE (@briqueraps) April 6, 2021
Countless fans recall how DMX lovingly grows orchids:
Rip DMX 🤍 pic.twitter.com/tanzWkNa27
— Silly Goose (@OhHvnnan) April 9, 2021
One fan describes DMX as “an icon in the culture”
DMX is not just a legend but an icon in the culture, words can’t express how huge of a loss this is.
— madlib fan acct (@TheRealAntonioA) April 9, 2021
Striking DMX fan art with an uplifting quote from the rapper himself:
I drew this to honor the rawest artist to ever bless the mic. Legends Never Die. DARK MAN X FOREVER!!
“To live is to suffer, but to survive, well, that’s to find meaning in the suffering.” -DMX
🙏 RIP DMX 🙏 pic.twitter.com/kBbx8ZgcAy
— Kevin11 (@BethinKevany84) April 9, 2021
Recalling favorite DMX moments:
My personal favorite DMX moment is watching him fanboy out when meeting Rakim. Look at this energy. pic.twitter.com/yQjC66hCJK
— Lanceadelphia (@LanceAdelphia) April 9, 2021
Remembering to focus on the tiny slices of positivity:
DMX knew he was loved. he received his flowers on a regular basis. that clip of him performing to a sea of people goes viral atleast once per month. that’s the tiny slice of a positivity ima focus on.
— im not letting you be racist in peace (@caliphorniaqing) April 9, 2021
An important reminder about talking about how we talk about addiction:
Rest In Peace DMX.
Please let his passing be a call to change in how you discuss addiction and treat people who have addictions in your life. Words like crackhead, and other similar language pushes peoples the margins and makes finding support more challenging.
— 5hahem (@shaTIRED) April 9, 2021
One fan and fellow musician notes how DMX is proof that “no matter where you come from you can make something of yourself”
His story is a huge inspiration for anyone from a difficult background.
Tragic but his impact was beautiful. It shows you no matter where you come from you can make something of yourself..
R.I.P DMX pic.twitter.com/V6HvD8bTmb
— hardy caprio (@HardyCaprio) April 9, 2021
Thank you DMX. Your music and legacy will live on forever.
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