US rapper and actor DMX has died at the age of 50, five days after suffering a heart attack.
The performer, whose real name was Earl Simmons, had been placed on life support and died with his family by his side. In a statement, his family said that he was ‘a warrior who fought till the very end’.
DMX was a leading hip-hop performer who had also acted in films like ‘Cradle 2', ‘Romeo Must Die’ and ‘Exit Wounds’. The rapper had committed several crimes, had publicly battled substance abuse for years and spent several periods in rehab.