Rapper-actor DMX, known for gruff delivery, dead at 50

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PHOTO: DMX, American rapper and songwriter., Photo Date: September 23, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — The family of rapper DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, says he has died at age 50 after a career in which he delivered iconic hip-hop songs such as “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem.”

A statement from the family says the Grammy-nominated rapper died at a hospital in White Plains, New York, “with his family by his side after being placed on life support for the past few days.

He was rushed to a New York hospital from his home April 2. The hospital says he suffered “catastrophic cardiac arrest.”

DMX made his mark as one of hip-hop’s most recognizable names for his rap artistry and as an actor. But he was personally stifled by legal battles and drug addiction.

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