Earl Simmons, rap legend better known as DMX, has passed on after suffering a heart attack from an apparent drug overdose.

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The 50-year-old breathed his last on Friday at White Plains Hospital in New York after spending about a week in the medical facility on life support.

The Yonkers-bred MC died after suffering from a “catastrophic cardiac arrest.”

Celebrities and fans have taken to social media platforms to pay their last respect to the deceased rapper as words of his death spread.

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“Even though you had battles you TOUCHED so many through your MUSIC and when you would PRAY so many people FELT THAT!. This is heavy for the HipHop family but your LEGACY LIVES ON & your SPIRIT,” Missy Elliot wrote.

“RIP DMX. Thank you for being the soundtrack of my childhood,” Burna Boy wrote.

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