The hip hop community is mourning the loss of the legendary Earl “DMX” Simmons, who sadly passed away at the age of 50 after being taken off of life support since suffering a heart attack last week. From Chance The Rapper to Juicy J and many more, music industry professionals are pouring in tributes to the icon.
Fellow Ruff Ryders rapper Eve immediately took to social media to remember him. “#mydog I know that you are in the place of peace you deserve,” she wrote. “I will be forever grateful to have known you. You were one of the most special people I have ever met. Full of Humour, talent, wisdom and love, and most of all loyalty.”
Now, Swizz Beatz is reacting to X’s sad passing. On IG, the Verzuz co-founder posted a video of himself and X, where X is singing Irene Cara’s “I’m Gonna Live Forever.” Swizz captioned the clip:
“I’m truly beyond devastated !!!!!! But I’m so happy my brother is no longer in pain. I watched him take everyone’s pain and make it his own. I send my love and support to his entire family. My brother we will never let them forget your name and you will live forever F.A.M.E. Long live King DMX THE GREAT AKA my brother 4 Life Earl Simmons.”
In a statement to the press on Friday (April 9) morning, DMX’s family stated:
“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.”
Check out Swizz Beatz’s tribute below.