Family of late rapper DMX declines to comment on report on cause of death

The family of late rapper DMX has declined to comment on a new report that claims the Yonkers native died from a cocaine-induced heart attack.

News 12 Staff

Jul 9, 2021, 9:46 PM

Updated 1,110 days ago

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The family of late rapper DMX has declined to comment on a new report that claims the Yonkers native died from a cocaine-induced heart attack.
DMX, whose legal name was Earl Simmons, passed away back in April at the age of 50.
The Westchester County Medical Examiner's Office is also not confirming a report by Vulture that says the hip-hop icon was brain dead after suffering a heart attack.
The Vulture report cited an unnamed source in the Westchester County Medical Examiner's Office.
News 12 caught up with some of those who knew DMX, who had worked with the Nepperhan Community Center to deliver meals and inspire Yonkers youth.
"He really had a soft spot for children and particularly those who didn't have a voice and those who were discarded," says Jim Bostic, director of the Nepperhan Community Center.
The center has secured funding to renovate the basement and create radio and television studios. Officials say they plan to name those studios in honor of DMX


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