DMX (rapper)

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Rapper-actor DMX dead at 50
DMX in 2001
DMX in 2001 Credit: Mika-photography (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0)

DMX has died after suffering a heart attack at his home on April 2 that left him in a coma for seven days. The multiplatinum-selling rapper and actor was 50 years old.

DMX made his mark as one of hip-hop's most recognizable names for his rap artistry, and as an actor, the rapper was personally stifled by his legal battles - he was repeatedly arrested and jailed within a decade - and drug addiction.