DMX on Life Support

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Earl Simmons, the rapper known as DMX, was on life support Sunday afternoon and was in a “vegetative state,” said his former manager, who said she has been in contact with his family. Simmons’ longtime lawyer said he had been hospitalized after a heart attack.اضافة اعلان

“We’re just praying,” the ex-manager, Nakia Walker, said, adding that some of Simmons’ relatives had been allowed to see him in the hospital.

Murray Richman, a lawyer who has represented Simmons for 25 years, said Simmons was hospitalized after he had a heart attack at his home in White Plains, New York, on Friday.

“He is truly an amazing person,” Richman said. “He walked into a room, he lit up the room. He couldn’t help making you feel good in his presence.”

Richman acknowledged that Simmons, 50, had lived a “difficult life”, adding that he shared it with the world through his music.

“He expressed the pain and suffering in a very unique way,” Richman said. “He truly is reflective of a whole segment of our society whose pain and suffering go unrecorded.”

Simmons sold millions of records and was the first musician whose first four albums debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart. He became known for electrifying audiences at concerts with hits that include “Party Up” and “X Gon’ Give It to Ya.”