Update on DMX: Death, History, Net Worth, Career Highlights

Update on DMX: Death, History, Net Worth, Career Highlights

In the latest update on DMX, the family and doctors announced that DMX has passed away due to massive cardiac arrest. He was 50 years old. The family of DMX stated that, “We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50-years-old at White Plains Hospital with his family by his side after being placed on life support for the past few days.”

Update on DMX by his Family:

“Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end,” the family said. “He loved his family with all of his heart and we cherish the times we spent with him.”

The actor and rapper was hospitalised when he suffered a heart attack in his home in New York, USA. The doctors tried their best but the heart attack proved life taking. As soon as the news of DMX passing away spread, many famous celebrities, singers, and sportsmen started to pay tribute to the music legend.

Who was DMX?

DMX was a famous American rapper and actor who died in April 2021. The actual name of DMX was Earl Simmons. He used the name DMX as his nickname. He used to call himself DMX. Earl Simmons has acted in many famous movies and television shows. However, his fame was hip hop music and rapping. Many young rappers and singers regarded his musical career as the inspiration for hip hop music. DMX also went through various controversies with his fellow artists and musicians. Talking about his successful career, he also achieved multiple awards due to his rap singing.

In the last stages of his life, he became addicted to cocaine. DMX was found drunk and in a state of intoxication many times. The last update on DMX was that he died due to an overdose of cocaine. The doctors later released the detailed report which claimed that the heart attack happened because of the overdose of cocaine. In the final days, DMX was going through depression and other mental issues.

Update on DMX

Quick Biography:

Real Name Earl Simmons
Nick Name DMX
Date of Birth December 18, 1970
Age 50
Place of birth New York, United States of America
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Nationality American
Profession Rapper, Singer, Actor
Ethnicity Black, African

Early Life and Education update on DMX:

Earl Simmons, usually known as Dark Man X was born in New York, USA on December 18 1970. Both his parents were quite young at 18 and 19 years old when DMX was born. His childhood went through poverty and fights. His father left the family and remained absent for most of his life. DMX’s mother and her boyfriends used to beat him and as a result he lost many teeth and got bruises on his face. He often used to sleep on the floors which means his early life was full of challenges.

Earl Simmons got admission in school and started his education. But he was never a bright student in studies. Rather, he was keen on sports and athletics. He went to school but never received any education. Earl used to pickpocket the people during his schooling days.

In his schooling days at Yonkers Middle High school, he used to do three robberies per day to get out of poverty. Update on DMX was that, His behaviour at school was very poor because he used to throw chairs and attack students with pencils. In the schooling days, he met with a few students that shared the love of hip hop music and that’s where his love with hip hop music started.

Family update on DMX:

DMX was the second son of his parents. The name of Earl Simmons’ mother was Arnett Simmons and his father’s name was Joe Barker. His father used to make watercolour paintings and sell them in local fairs to earn a livelihood for his family. Earl Simmons had 2 sisters and 2 brothers. One sister was 2 years older than Earl Simmons and one sister and two brothers were younger than him. His father left New York and moved to Philadelphia and remained in DMX early life. The family of EARl Simmons went to tough challenges and faced poverty.

Professional Career of DMX:

As we discussed earlier, DMX loved hip hop music from his school days. At the age of fourteen, he started to sing. He went to jail for stealing a dog and car jacking. During his stay in jail, he started to write the lyrics and raps for his songs. After being released from jail, DMX started to record his tapes and he himself distributed the tapes at the corners of the streets.

Due to his voice and rapping skills, he became popular in the New York locality. He kept his journey of these local tapes and recording for more than 10 years. Update on DMX is that During this time, many of his songs and raps like “Three little Pigs”, “Spellbound” and “critical condition” became famous. To which he signed a contract with Columbia Records and with the collaboration he released his first single song “Born Loser” and his second single song “Make A Move”.

Update on DMX

Commercial Success:

DMX also features and shares the stage with popular artists and rappers Jay Z and Ja Rule. After that in 1996, he made his debut album, which became quite popular. Later on, he also gave guest appearances as a singer for many famous stars of that time like Mase’s song “24 hours to live ”. He also appeared in JJ Log’ popular single song “4 3 2 1” and for The Lox’s famous song “Money, Power and Respect.” These appearances gave a huge kick to his fame.

Then, He recorded his official single songs “Get at me Dog” and album “It’s Dark and Hell is Hot”. Later on, in 1998, he released his second album that topped the Billboards for many weeks. Update on DMX released his third album after a year and this album also rocked and sold five million copies. The song also remained on the number one position on Billboard’s top charts. After this album, he went to jail due to some issues.

Comeback to Music:

Earl Simmons came back to music after one year and started to make his 4th album. He released his fourth album “The Great Depression” in 2001 and this album was his fourth album that debuted at the Billboards top 200 songs. People really loved his music and singing styles. In this album his famous songs were “Shorty was the Bomb”, “Who We Be”, and “We Right Here.” DMX further released many songs and later tried his luck in the acting world. He showed his acting talent in many movies and TV shows.

Career Achievements:

DMX was nominated for various awards for his great service to music, especially the hip hop industry. Earl Simmons aka DMX won 2 awards in different categories. He received the Favorite Rap Star and Hip Hop star Award from American Music Award in 2000. Later on, his album also won “Top R&B Album Artist of the Year ” award from Billboard Music Award.

However, he got nominations in Grammy Music Awards four times for his various albums and songs. His song “And Then There Was X” was nominated for the Best Rap Album in Grammy awards. Later on, Grammy Music Awards also nominated the song “Party Up (Up in Here)” as the Best Rap Solo Performance award. After that, in 2002 his song “Who We Be”got the nominations for the Best Rap Solo Performance. Recently in 2022 his song “Bath Salts”got the nominations for the Best Rap Song.

Personal Life update on DMX:

Earl Simmons was a born Christian. He married his childhood friend Tashera Simmons in 1999. Their marriage was successful for 11 years. The couple had 4 children. Among them 3 were boys and 1 daughter. They separated after eleven years. His wife separated because of his extramarital affairs. Later on, Earl Simmons had 13 more children from 10 other women. Because of DMX’s careless attitude and behaviour, he could not persist with one woman.

His second partner, also sued for not giving $10,000 per month for the child’s growth and care. Another woman also sued Earl Simmons claiming that She gave birth to his child. The matter was taken to court and medical reports claimed that the boy was DMX’s son. He had to pay $1.5 Million for settlement.

Update on DMX

Earl Simmons is the father of 17 children and his children are from 11 different women. However, an update on DMX is that he married once in a lifetime. The remaining children are from various partners.

Physical Appearance:

Skin Colour Black
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Weight 81 Kg (181 lbs)
Height 5 Feet 10 Inches (1.8 metres)
Body Size 40-30-35

Net Worth:

DMX life was full of ups and downs. He has to face many legal issues and financial problems in his life. Because of his behaviour, DMX visited the jail several times during his life. At the time of death, his net worth was negative $1 Million. This is the latest update on DMX’s net worth that keeps decreasing because of legal cases and issues he faced.

He earned a lot of money during his singing career. But because of the controversies and personal issues, he did not save any money. There were many domestic and child support cases on him. He paid Millions of dollars on these cases. He even declared bankruptcy 2 to 3 times and courts even fined him after finding out the facts.

Trivia Update on DMX:

Following are a few unknown facts about the DMX.

  • DMX played major roles in many famous movies like “The Bleeding”, Last Hour” and “Death Toll.”
  • Earl Simmons aka DMX acted in 27 movies. His last movie was in the documentary genre and the name of the movie is “ A Journey to Sundance.”
  • He also took part in various TV shows
  • DMX was a part of hip hop and rappers band which is known and Murdr Inc. the other partners in thai group were Jay Z, and Ja Rule. The trio performed in many places together and named this group Murder Inc.
  • Later on, there were many issues and fights among this trio. The members of this group sued each other in courts on the basis of fraud and illegal activities.
  • There are various Tv shows, documentaries and TV shows on the life of Earl Simmons aka DMX.
  • There is also a book published which rounds up the life and career of DMX. The name of the book is “E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX.”

Update on DMX


What’s the latest status on DMX?

DMX is no more in the world. According to the latest update on DMX, the famous American rapper and actor passed away due to heart failure.

Has DMX passed?

Yes, DMX passed away on April 9, 2021 due to failure of heart. The heart attack occurred because of the over consumption of the cocaine drug.

How much was DMX worth when he died?

The net worth of DMX was negative $1 Million. This is because of the legal issues and his drug consumption which lead him to the debt. He definitely earned millions of dollars during his career but could not save the money.

What happened to the DMX estate?

After the passing of DMX, his real estate and home is now under the control of his first wife Tashera Simmons. His sons from Tashera Sean Simmons, Xavier Simmons and Tacoma Simmons are the property holders.

Bottom Line:

The Update on DMX is that the rapper and actor passed away on 9 April 2021 following a severe heart attack. The doctors later released the report that the rapper consumed cocaine which resulted in cardiac arrest. He left a great legacy in the music industry especially in hip hop music. Life of Earl Simmons was full of challenges and difficulties. He led a successful career and received various nominations and awards because of his great music, songs and albums. Stay tuned with techkmarket for more stories.


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