DMX Cause Of Death Reveled

Contributed by Scott Lipscomb

The late rapper DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, passed away in April at age 50.

After 3 months, the official cause of death is linked to a cocaine induced heart attack according to the Westchester County’s Medical Examiner’s office.

“It was cardiac arrest for a period of time, so there was no circulation to the brain,” the source said, later explaining that acute cocaine intoxication had “caused this chain of events.”

“His death literally happened immediately because the brain was dead,” the source added.

“So obviously, there were a number of days where he was on ventilatory support and so forth in the hospital,” the source said. “However, he was diagnosed brain-dead early on … He never woke up from [a] coma.”

Murray Richman, Simmons’s longtime attorney, slammed unsubstantiated rumors that his death had anything to do with the COVID-19 vaccine reported Vulture. “Persons who made that statement had no basis to formulate a belief,” Richman said. He also confirmed that Simmons never had COVID nor did he receive the vaccine.

Following Simmons’s death, his family said in a statement, “Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end.”

Growing up in Yonkers, he started as an underground rapper before eventually signing with Def Jam Records. His debut single with Def Jam, “Get at Me Dog,” quickly became a hit, reaching the Hot 100’s Top 40. His First album “It’s Dark and Hell is Hot” debuted at number 1 on the Hot 200.