‘It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye’: Fans React To DMX’s Memorial Service

The service is being held Sunday.

Fans on Sunday (April 25) said goodbye to DMX, who changed the sound of hip hop with his gruff vocals and smooth and charismatic delivery style. 

Fans gathered on social media to remember the icon, whose real name was Earl Simmons, whom family and friends described as selfless and giving. The remembrances come as part of BET’s efforts to honor the artist via #BETRemembersDMX, a televised (and streamed) event  of X’s homegoing celebration with coverage that began at 1 p.m. EST Sunday on BET and the brand’s YouTube channel. In-person attendance was restricted to close friends and family due to health and safety guidelines. 

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In addition to the homegoing celebration, BET is airing special programming to remember Simmons, including a selection of films and documentaries starring or featuring the late recording artist and actor.

Here are some of the things fans wrote about the artist on social media:

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