The American rapper DMX died due to a cocaine-induced heart attack that severed the blood supply to his brain. Born on December 18, 1970, Earl Simmons, better known by his stage name DMX (short for Dark Man X), was an American rapper and actor.
The artist had a tough life due to poverty and an angry mother. At a young age, he was incarcerated twice, first for robbery and later for attempted arson against the school.
Simmons began living on the streets of Yonkers at the age of 14 in order to escape his mother’s abuse, but she eventually placed him in a group home. Earl made friends with New York students who shared his enthusiasm for hip-hop music during his time there.
Earl’s rapping career began in 1984, when, at age 14, he beatboxed for local rapper Ready Ron and partnered with him. The device known as the “Oberheim DMX drum machine” inspired the rapper’s stage name, DMX. Simmons began writing lyrics and singing at a nearby recreation centre. DMX began recording and releasing his mixtapes in the summer of 1988, acquiring a big fanbase in New York.
Numerous hit singles by DMX include “Born Loser,” “Make a Move,” “Ruff Ryder’s Anthem,” “Party Up (Up in Here),” “Who We Be,” “We Right Here,” and “Shorty Was The Bomb.”
Numerous chart-topping albums contributed to his financial success, including “Get at Me Dog” (1998), “It’s Dark and Hell is Hot” (1998), “Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood” (1998), “The Great Depression” (2001), “Undisputed” (2012), and “Exodus” (2021). His albums have been awarded Grammys.
What Led to Dmx’s Demise?
Earl never hid his cocaine dependency. When he was 14 years old, his friend and local rapper Ready Ron convinced him to smoke crack-laced marijuana cigarettes, which led to his addiction. In 2002, 2017, and 2019, he sought drug rehabilitation many times, but relapsed into drug use.
On February 10, 2016, Simmons was discovered unresponsive in the parking lot of a Ramada Inn in Yonkers, New York. After responding to CPR and Narcan, he became semiconscious. Simon claims that he was unresponsive because of an asthma attack.
Simmons was transported to White Plains Hospital on April 2, 2021, where he was believed to be in critical condition following a heart attack possibly caused by an overdose of drugs. Later, his attorney revealed that he was on life support, and the following day, Earl was diagnosed with cerebral hypoxia (no oxygen flow to the brain). His managers then informed his fans that he was in a “vegetative condition” with no brain activity and respiratory failure.
Simmons died of multiple organ failure on April 9, 2021, at age 50, and was pronounced dead later that day. Four months later, the office of the Westchester County Medical Examiner ruled that cocaine caused Earl’s heart attack.
Where Did DMX Die?
Still celebrating the life of our legend. We love and miss you dearly.
— DMX (@DMX) April 13, 2022
DMX, also known as Earl Simmons, breathed his last breath in a hospital in White Plains, New York. After suffering a heart attack and being found unconscious at his home, the rapper was brought to the hospital in critical condition.
The American rapper was then diagnosed with cerebral hypoxia and multiple organ failure and fell into a coma.Ha’s death on April 9, 2021 was caused by a cocaine-induced heart attack.