A vigil for DMX was held by the rapper’s family, friends and fans yesterday (April 5) outside the New York hospital where he remains on life support following a heart attack.
The 50-year-old rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was admitted to White Plains Hospital in New York on Friday (April 2). The rapper’s lawyer Murray Richman said that DMX was transferred to the hospital’s intensive care unit after going into cardiac arrest.
“On Friday night our brother, son, father and colleague DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, was admitted to White Plains (NY) Hospital, facing serious health issues,” DMX’s family said in a statement over the weekend.
“We ask that you please keep Earl/DMX and us in your thoughts, wishes and prayers, as well as respect our privacy as we face these challenges.”
A DMX prayer closing out the prayer vigil was a moment 🥺🥺🥺 pic.twitter.com/8WozXAOSHa
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The rapper’s name was chanted during the vigil, which was organised by the charitable Ruff Ryders to the Rescue Foundation, with prayers being offered and DMX’s words and music being played over a loudspeaker to the crowd.
DMX’s ex-wife Tashera Simmons and his fiancée Desiree Lindstrom were both in attendance at the vigil, with the two seen hugging during the event (via Sky News).