DMX Memorial Planned At Barclays Center In Brooklyn This Weekend

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21:  Rapper DMX performs live on stage for the Ruff Ryder's Reunion Tour 2017 at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on April 21, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)

DMX Memorial Planned At Barclays Center In Brooklyn This Weekend

The late rapper died on April 9 after suffering a heart attack. He was 50.

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Written by BET Staff

Rapper DMX will be honored at a public memorial service at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center later this month. 

Deadline reports that the late rapper and actor, born Earl Simmons, who died on April 9 after suffering a heart attack, will be remembered on Saturday (April 24) at the New York arena, according to X’s manager Steve Rifkind.  A limited number of attendees will be allowed inside due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

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A private funeral service at a New York City church will also be held following the memorial event for close family and friends. 

DMX passed away on Friday (April 9) after suffering a heart attack following a reported drug overdose a week earlier. He was admitted to White Plains Hospital in White Plains, New York, on April 2 and was described as being in a “vegetative state.” He never regained consciousness.

The “Ruff Ryders Anthem” rapper was 50.

(Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)

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