Earl Simmons, better known as DMX, made his rap debut in the late 1990s with songs like “Party Up” and “Get At Me Dog.” His first five albums all charted at No. 1 on Billboard. The 50-year-old also works as an actor, with more than 40 credits on IMDb. His appearances in “Romeo Must Die” and “Never Die Alone,” in which R&B singer Aaliyah starred just before her death, are both memorable.
DMX is now in the hospital and on life support in White Plains, New York, according to his longtime counsel Murray Richman. Richman said the rapper had a heart attack at his White Plains home about 11 p.m. on Friday and was rushed by ambulance to a nearby hospital, where he is still on a ventilator. The lawyer said that he had no idea what caused the heart attack.