Tragically, it has been announced that DMX has passed away after fighting for his life. Now, his last tweet has gone viral and it's utterly heartbreaking...
Have a look for yourselves.
Now, DMX is one of the most influential rappers of all time.
Born in 1970, DMX began releasing his first tunes in the early '90s.
He released his best-selling album, ... And Then There Was X, in 1999.
Which included the hit song, "Party Up (Up in Here)"
Since his debut, DMX has released 7 studio albums.
And has cemented himself into the hip hop hall of fame forever.
The rapper also appeared in numerous films.
Including action thrillers Romeo Must Die (2000), Exit Wounds (2001), and Cradle 2 the Grave (2003).
But DMX has had many battles throughout his life.
Many of which are personal battles for substance abuse.
He had been to rehab many times.
His last stint was back in 2019...
After that he made a powerful return to the stage.
Where he told fans: "When you fall down, get back up, everyone here has been through some s**t and you never know what God is willing to do for you until you need him to do something for you."
But over the weekend, tragic news emerged.
The news that DMX had suffered a suspected overdose and was in grave condition.
The alleged overdose occurred on Friday.
Nah this is not what I needed to wake up and hear today. Praying for DMX pic.twitter.com/aITbTpkJhs— Trouble Man 🦉 (@NewThundercat) April 3, 2021
It's been reported that the drug overdose took place at around 11pm Friday evening.
According to TMZ, the overdose triggered a heart attack.
He was rushed to a hospital in White Plains, New York.
News has emerged of DMX's condition.
TMZ reported that recent tests proved there was "no improvement in brain activity" in the past week, and speculated his family would soon be faced with the decision as to whether to take him off of life support.
Of course, rumors began been circulating online in regards to the rapper's condition.
It was initially reported by some outlets that DMX had been taken off life support but his attorney Murray Richman later said he was misinformed, confirming he was still in "grave condition" at the time after suffering a heart attack at home at around 11 pm on Friday 2 April.
In a statement issued by his family, they said: "We are issuing this statement to combat all the false and misleading reports that are circulating on social media."
"Last night Earl 'DMX' Simmons was rushed to the hospital after collapsing at home.
"At this time he remains in ICU in critical condition. Earl has been a warrior his entire life. This situation represents yet another road he must cross."
"The Simmons Family appreciates the overwhelming outpouring of heartfelt love, encouragement, support, and prayers for Earl. Earl is someone whose life and music has been a source of inspiration and strength to so many people around the world."
"It is reassuring to see his fans return that same passion and energy to him during his time of need."
However, some of the rumors caused some awkward moments online...
So DMX is not dead? What’s going on? pic.twitter.com/VLam0zJHhT— Ben Jerry (@Benjerry_7) April 9, 2021
When it was initially said that he had been taken off of life support, the news spread like wildfire, leaving a lot of people confused about the situation.
Bruh, the internet is confused at this point. DMX is not dead. 🥴— DirectorCoke 📽🎞 (@coke_dir) April 9, 2021
Don’t be in a rush to put RIP to a name when the actual information hasn’t been said.
WAIT DMX IS NOT DEAD???? HOLY SHIT YOOOOOOO OH MY FUCKING GOD. I HAVE HOPE THAT MAN STILL CAN FIGHT THROUGH IT. EVEN IF ITS A SMALL LIGHT, I'M PRAYING IT KEEPS ON SHINING TO FIGHT THROUGH THE DARKNESS. KEEP ON FIGHTING DMX 🙏🙏— Psycho The Thread Lad (Like Limit) (@LadPsycho) April 9, 2021
PRAYERS ON YOU. https://t.co/8I46uNaOEM
But now, it has been confirmed that the rapper has actually passed away.
"Do you hear what I tell you? Understand what you hear— ⚓️🚢Imani Gandy 🚢⚓️ (@AngryBlackLady) April 9, 2021
Don't let nobody tell you, what to hope and to fear." - DMX #RIPDMX
The family confirmed the news via a statement:
Tributes have been pouring in...
His voice, authenticity, and powerful lyrics made DMX stand out! But y’all the man could preach too. The prayers in his albums hit me just as hard as his hits. #RIPDMX Thank you for leaving us with these powerful sermons too. pic.twitter.com/8G9GLdsMkf— Rex Castillo (@rexcastillotv) April 9, 2021
RIP DMX!! ANOTHER LEGEND GONE TOO SOON— Matt Bailey (@BAILEYDRAWS) April 9, 2021
RIP DMX 😔😔😔 one of my favorite rappers ever. The impact will never be forgotten !!— RUSS (@russdiemon) April 9, 2021
Of all the things he’s on record saying, I think about these words the most. RIP DMX. pic.twitter.com/L6AdvZ5jQo— Bev Gooden 🥂 (@bevtgooden) April 9, 2021
Ah man... gonna bump Flesh of Flesh, Blood of my Blood all day. 🙏🏼 #RIPDMX— Tim Chantarangsu (@TimothyDeLaG) April 9, 2021
RIP DMX. I’m so sorry it never got easier.🙏🏽❤️— Anika Noni Rose (@AnikaNoniRose) April 9, 2021
After the news started circulating online, fans rushed to his last tweet and made it go viral.
Back in 2017, the singer re-posted an article by Hot New Hip Hop, who referred to him as "one of the greatest of all time" which a lot of people will agree that he was.
Here it is:
Rest in peace to the legend.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.