Watch: Video Of Hundreds Of DMX Fans Celebrate His Life At Vigil

TOPSHOT - Fans of hospitalized rapper Earl Simmons, aka DMX, hold baloons as they attend a prayer vigil hosted by the Ruff Ryders to the Rescue Foundation at White Plains Hospital on April 5, 2021 in White Plains, New York. - Gritty US rapper DMX was hospitalized and on life support on April 3 after a heart attack, his lawyer Murray Richman told AFP. 
"He was hospitalized at 11 o'clock last night at the hospital in White Plains," the New York suburb where he lives, after suffering "a heart attack," Richman, who has represented the rapper for 25 years, told AFP. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

Watch: Video Of Hundreds Of DMX Fans Celebrate His Life At Vigil

The 50-year-old-rapper is allegedly in a vegetative state at White Plains Hospital in New York.

Published April 6th

Written by BET Staff

DMX suffered a drug overdose on the evening of April 2 and is reportedly in a vegative state at White Plains Hospital in New York. The area is being flooded with fans showing love for the legendary rapper. 

In case you missed it, according to The New York Times, his manager Nakia Walker said he is currently in a "vegetative state.” She also revealed some family members have been allowed to visit him at the White Plains Hospital in New York. 

Additionally, Walker told Buzzfeed News he has “lung and brain failure and no brain activity."

The performer’s family said in a statement to PEOPLE, "We ask that you please keep Earl/DMX and us in your thoughts, wishes, and prayers as well as respect our privacy as we face these challenges.”

DMX, whose legal name is Earl Simmons, has battled substance abuse for years and has been to rehab several times. His last stint was in 2019.

Fans have shown up at the hospital to celebrate the rapper’s life. See the photos and videos below:

  1. A fan of hospitalized rapper Earl Simmons, aka DMX, holds a sign as he attends a prayer vigil hosted by the Ruff Ryders to the Rescue Foundation in front of the White Plains Hospital on April 5, 2021 in White Plains, New York. - Gritty US rapper DMX was hospitalized and on life support on April 3 after a heart attack, his lawyer Murray Richman told AFP. 
"He was hospitalized at 11 o'clock last night at the hospital in White Plains," the New York suburb where he lives, after suffering "a heart attack," Richman, who has represented the rapper for 25 years, told AFP. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)
  2. Fans of hospitalized rapper Earl Simmons, aka DMX, attend a prayer vigil hosted by the Ruff Ryders to the Rescue Foundation at White Plains Hospital on April 5, 2021 in White Plains, New York. - Gritty US rapper DMX was hospitalized and on life support on April 3 after a heart attack, his lawyer Murray Richman told AFP. 
"He was hospitalized at 11 o'clock last night at the hospital in White Plains," the New York suburb where he lives, after suffering "a heart attack," Richman, who has represented the rapper for 25 years, told AFP. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)
  3. A biker fan of hospitalized rapper Earl Simmons, aka DMX, burns rubber on his motorcycle as he attends a prayer vigil hosted by the Ruff Ryders to the Rescue Foundation in front of the White Plains Hospital on April 5, 2021 in White Plains, New York. - Gritty US rapper DMX was hospitalized and on life support on April 3 after a heart attack, his lawyer Murray Richman told AFP. 
"He was hospitalized at 11 o'clock last night at the hospital in White Plains," the New York suburb where he lives, after suffering "a heart attack," Richman, who has represented the rapper for 25 years, told AFP. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)
  4. Ex-wife Tashera Simmons (C) and fiancee Desiree Lindstrom (R) surrounded by friends of hospitalized rapper Earl Simmons, aka DMX, attend a prayer vigil hosted by the Ruff Ryders to the Rescue Foundation at White Plains Hospital on April 5, 2021 in White Plains, New York. - Gritty US rapper DMX was hospitalized and on life support on April 3 after a heart attack, his lawyer Murray Richman told AFP. 
"He was hospitalized at 11 o'clock last night at the hospital in White Plains," the New York suburb where he lives, after suffering "a heart attack," Richman, who has represented the rapper for 25 years, told AFP. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

(Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

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