- 12 Apr 21
LeBron James, Ice Cube, Immortal Technique, Lewis Hamilton, Biz Markie, Viola Davis, Future, Meek Mill, Halle Berry, M.I.A. and Chance The Rapper have also paid tribute to the late rapper.
Tributes have been pouring in for DMX across the weekend, following the death of the iconic American rapper. He died at White Plains Hospital in New York on Friday, April 9 – a week after suffering a drug overdose and subsequent heart attack.
In a statement issued by his family, the 50-year-old rapper was described as "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," the statement continues. "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 finalised."
Taking to Twitter, Dublin rapper Mango shared his thoughts on DMX's legacy: "I'm genuinely heartbroken over this one," he noted.
Tolü Makay stated that the late rapper's "influence and gifts... will forever live on."
Bruh we lost a real one! RIP DMX !!
The influence and gifts you’ve poured out in this world will forever live on.
— … (@ToluMakay) April 10, 2021
Max Zanga of Irish hip-hop group Tebi Rex paid tribute to DMX as "the GOAT'.
R.I.P the GOAT DMX
— I am NOT Filmore! (@tebiflex) April 9, 2021
Senator Lynn Ruane shared a quote by the late rapper, alongside his iconic 1998 track 'Ruff Ryders' Anthem'.
Right, wrong, good, bad, heaven, hell. I think that is the theme of my life. I think you have to know both in order to honestly choose one. So I'm familiar with both sides of the fence.” -- DMX https://t.co/q0hp2Pamw9
— Senator Lynn Ruane (@SenLynnRuane) April 10, 2021
See more tributes to DMX below:
RIP DMX. No one radiated more agony, pain, and atomic energy. The Cerberus from Yonkers, who suffered for all of our sins and his own. Maybe the rawest rapper of all-time, no pretense or frills, just pure adrenaline, lawless genius, and reckless abandon. The struggle incarnate. pic.twitter.com/P80t1GQHEa
— Otto Von Biz Markie (@Passionweiss) April 9, 2021
I’m devastated to wake up to the death of DMX. I grew up listening to him, his words and stories got me through some difficult times as a kid and I’m so grateful for his wisdom and light. Gone too soon but I hope on to a more peaceful place. Rest in peace DMX pic.twitter.com/yu6lWmqWfe
— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) April 9, 2021
Rest in Power DMX pic.twitter.com/exJjHbQpM3
— Immortal Technique (@ImmortalTech) April 9, 2021
— Wesley Snipes (@wesleysnipes) April 9, 2021
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) April 9, 2021
DMX FOREVER LEGENDARY...
— FUTURE/FREEBANDZ (@1future) April 10, 2021
RIP DMX ONE OF MY INSPIRATIONS ESPECIALLY WIT THE BIKES! BRING THEM BIKES OUT!
— MeekMill (@MeekMill) April 9, 2021
We lost another Legend
R.I.P DMX pic.twitter.com/DfceOQozQM
— SHAQ.SOL (@SHAQ) April 9, 2021
One of my favorite performances in one of my favorite films was given by DMX. If you haven’t seen BELLY in a while or at all, gift yourself with his talent in that film this weekend. #RIPDMX pic.twitter.com/jUXm2bagPa
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) April 9, 2021
DMX. 🕊 His gift meant so much to so many. Sending love to his family.
— Halle Berry (@halleberry) April 9, 2021
Rest in Heaven DMX
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) April 9, 2021
I remember witnessing you perform and being deeply inspired. Your delivery in your music was rare! Your tone, your cadence, everything.
I have no doubt that you were anointed with a gift to touch and inspire so many souls through music. May you Rest in Paradise Legend 🙏🏽 #DMX #X pic.twitter.com/recwIB7Pi8
— Ciara (@ciara) April 10, 2021
❌4L!! Rest In Paradise LEGEND!! 🐕🐕 pic.twitter.com/Y0m0DVl5Up
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 9, 2021
RIP DMX. Thank you for being the soundtrack of my childhood.
— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) April 9, 2021
DMX So sad such an amazing person and artist. Last time I saw him we just talked about our kids all day. If anyone out there has a friend or family member that suffers from addiction don’t judge just show them love and support. Childhood Trauma is real.
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) April 10, 2021
RIP DMX. I pray for the comfort of your children and loved ones. 🙏🏿💛 pic.twitter.com/WC5LsaL9j8
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) April 9, 2021
It was always love and respect with the one and only DMX pic.twitter.com/yeYWIzgZ2u
— Ice Cube (@icecube) April 10, 2021
DMX. 💖😔💖🕊️ Saddest news. ✝️ Sending love and respect to his FAM FANS AND FRIENDS.
— M.I.A. (@MIAuniverse) April 9, 2021