BREAKING: American veteran rapper, DMX, dies at 50

According to a statement by his family, DMX, the rapper and actor known for iconic hip-hop songs and a gruff delivery, is dead at 50.

On April 3, TMZ reported that the 50-year-old rapper had been hospitalized and was in critical condition, following a heart attack that was preceded by an apparent drug overdose.

DMX’s manager Nakia Walker told the New York Times on April 4 that DMX was in a “vegetative state.” TMZ reported on today that a new round of neurological testing had not indicated any improvement in DMX’s condition. Rifkind says the family is expected to make a statement tomorrow (April 9).

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