Stacey Dash was hit hard this week by the realization that DMX had died more than a year ago.
The relative of Damon Dash, the Clueless star, claimed to have learned the tragic news on Wednesday (August 31). Dash criticized addiction in a tearful TikTok video that was later posted on Instagram.
I didn’t realize DMX was dead,” she admitted. From what I can tell, it was a cocaine overdose. It pains my heart that I have been sober for six years and one month now. Sobbing, I think of what he must have gone through to lose to it. Addiction was too much for him, and he eventually succumbed to it. Please. Don’t let this game end in defeat.
DJ Hurricane of the Beastie Boys renown was curious, as were many others: “Where have you been? Where? under a rock?” Her post was riddled with comments that were essentially the same, with some even implying that she had resumed her drug use.
Stacey Dash Cries Over DMX’s Death
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After a suspected drug overdose and heart attack, DMX passed away in April 2021 in White Plains Hospital in White Plains, New York. His family released a statement saying that Simmons passed away less than 24 hours after doctors said there had been no change in his brain activity despite being on life support for six days.
We are devastated to share the news that DMX, real name Earl Simmons, passed away peacefully at White Plains Hospital today, aged 50, with his family by his side after being kept on life support for the past few days. In the end, DMX was a true warrior. We will always remember how deeply he cared for his loved ones and how much fun we had together.
There are millions of people in the world who were moved by Earl’s music, and his legendary legacy will last forever. During this extremely trying time, we are grateful for all of the love and support we have received. If you could respect our privacy during this time, we would appreciate it. DMX was a brother, father, uncle, and a man the world knew and loved.
A member of the White Plains Hospital staff also said, “Earl Simmons passed away peacefully with family present after having a severe heart arrest.”
DMX was about to release the album that he and his team felt would mark his musical comeback. The album, titled Exodus, was released with the help of veteran producer Swizz Beatz.