Diane Haughton, the mother of the late Aaliyah, released a statement following the tragic passing of DMX.

On Friday (April 9), Mrs. Haugton took to Instagram to send her condolences to her daughter’s former collaborator and friend. “Earl, you had and still have a heart of gold,” she wrote. “You and Baby Girl will meet again with all the beautiful people we have lost. Will never forget your kindness. NEVER! Blessings to your family! Eternally!”

Aaliyah, who tragically passed away in an airplane crash back in 2001, and DMX were close friends. The two collaborated on the 2000 hit “Back in One Piece.” They also starred alongside each other in the song’s corresponding film for Romeo Must Die.

Following Aaliyah’s death, DMX starred in a posthumous tribute video for “Miss You,” alongside her other friends and collaborators, Lil Kim, Missy Elliott and Queen Latifah.

On Friday (April 9), X’s family released a statement confirming reports that the rapper had passed away at the age of 50 following a heart attack. Last weekend, he was admitted into a medical facility in White Plains, New York and placed on life support. The “X Gon’ Give It To Ya” emcee’s brain reportedly went without oxygen for almost 30 minutes, causing lung and brain failure.

Following the news of his passing, members of the hip hop community took to social media to send their condolences. On Friday (April 9), Swizz Beatz posted an emotional video on Instagram remembering his fellow Ruff Ryder.

“I’m truly beyond devastated!!!!!! But I’m so happy my brother is no longer in pain,” he wrote. “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.”

Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to X’s family and friends. May he rest in peace. Check out Mrs. Haughton’s post below.