DMX passed away at the age of 50 on Friday after spending a week in a coma after a massive heart attack on April 2. In a statement released by DMX’s family: “Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end… his iconic legacy will live on forever.” There is a memorial service being planned in X’s hometown of Yonkers with the Mayor of Yonkers Mike Spano saying they’re willing to host a public service in order to ease the burden on X’s family. He has reportedly recommended Yonkers Raceway, the city’s largest outdoor venue, as a potential site for the event. He also mentioned the idea of a statue, street name, or mural in his honor. Soon as the word got out of his passing, celebrities and fans were posting their tributes including his ex wife Tashera who actually turned 50 on Saturday. She posted a tribute on her IG saying “As I enter a new chapter in life, I don’t walk in it the same.” Adding that “I couldn’t bring myself to just celebrate and close the last 50yrs of my life with out celebrating the life of one of thee most important person in the world to me, my Ex-husband.”
As the news of his passing came, word is he had just finished an album. His manager said he’d traveled to Nashville during the pandemic and locked himself in the studio for 4 months. The album is being described as “ no music like you heard on this one that we did right now. This is probably one of his great albums. One of the best. It’s a classic.” There was also a documentary in the works showing him mending his relationship with his kids. No word on when either the album or documentary will be released or when any of the planned memorials will take place.