DMX, aka Earl Simmons, died of a heart attack today on Friday April 2.
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“We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of rap legend DMX,” said Connie Orlando, executive vice president of specials, music programming and music strategy. “We join millions of fans around the world in sending our deepest condolences to his loved ones and the hip-hop community. He will be truly missed. DMX is part of the BET family. Countless appearances at our ‘Hip Hop Awards’, including the cyphers to star of his eponymous docuseries ‘DMX: Soul of a Man’ and most recently ‘Ruff Ryder Chronicles’, his talents have extended beyond the music, television and cinema.
“His work to help those less fortunate, including his hometown of Mount Vernon, New York, is a testament to the caring spirit of DMX. We will keep her whole family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.