Rapper DMX on life support after heart attack, sources allege he may have overdosed on drugs

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WHITE PLAINS, NY – According to his longtime attorney, rapper DMX suffered a heart attack while inside of his home in White Plains on the evening of April 2nd and remains on life support.

While the attorney for the rapper has not confirmed what may have caused the heart attack, TMZ reports that sources allege an overdose may have been the cause.

Attorney Murray Richman shared the news of the heart attack DMX suffered, whose real name is Earl Simmons, that reportedly occurred at approximately 11:00 p.m. at his home on the evening of April 2nd.

The 50-year-old rap star currently remains on a ventilator.

A representative for the entertainer has reportedly been in contact with TMZ and shared a statement from Simmons’ family noting appreciation for “the overwhelming outpouring of heartfelt love”:

“The Simmons Family appreciates the overwhelming outpouring of heartfelt love, encouragement, support and prayers for Earl. Earl is someone whose life and music have been a source of inspiration and strength to so many people around the world. It is reassuring to see his fans return that same passion and energy to him during his time of need.”

TMZ further reported that the rapper’s children flew in to see him on the evening of April 3rd following the heart attack, with one family source allegedly saying that “it’s not looking good,” regarding Simmons’ condition.

Apparently, from what familial sources to Simmons have told TMZ, responding paramedics tried resuscitating Simmons for approximately 30 minutes – which in that time Simmons was deprived of oxygen and, as such, it had severely impacted his brain.

While TMZ has proclaimed that Simmons’ heart attack was caused by a potential overdose, attorney Murray Richman stated that he is unaware of what may have caused the heart attack as of this writing.

So, while it is unclear whether or not on an overdose played into the reported heart attack, the Grammy nominated recording artist has had a history with regard to various drug arrests and also periodic stints in rehab – some of which were court-ordered due to drug offenses.

Fans as well as notable celebrities of modern times, as well as those that came to be public figures during the era in which Simmons reached his fame, have extended their prayers for the rapper in hopes that he is able to recover.

This is a developing matter.

Please follow Law Enforcement Today as we continue to gather further insight into the medical status of Simmons.

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In other notable news regarding recording artists, a rapper whose prison sentence was reportedly commuted by former President Trump came forward and offered to pay the college tuition for the children of the FBI agents who were killed in Florida back in February. 

Here’s that previous report. 

SUNRISE, FL- Law Enforcement Today recently reported on two FBI agents who were killed in the line of duty on February 2, 2021, while serving a search warrant. 

Officer Laura Schwartzenberger and officer Daniel Alfin were attempting to gain entry to the home of David Huber, whom officers had suspected of child pornography. While standing outside of the Sunrise Florida home, 55-year-old Huber shot through the door, killing them and wounding three others, according to the FBI.

Now, famous rapper, Kodak Black has offered to pay the college tuition of the children of both FBI agents who were killed, his lawyer confirmed to Nexstar.

Black’s attorney, Bradford Cohen, confirmed that Black asked him to reach out to the FBI Miami Division after learning about the deaths of special agents Alfin and Schwartzenberger.

Cohen said:

“He’s always concerned over children that lose their parents,”

He went on to say:

“He came from a tough area where he saw a lot of hardship overtake people’s lives … that’s why he does a lot of giveaways.”

Officer Schwartzenberger is survived by her husband and two sons, and Officer Alfin by his wife and son.

Fox8 reported that both agents were themselves dedicated to protecting children.

Officer Schwartzenberger worked to combat the online victimization of young people while Alfin earned the Director’s Award, the highest honor an FBI employee can receive, for an investigation that brought down a child sexual exploitation site on the dark web.

This act of kindness comes as no surprise, as Kodak Black has a history of generosity toward children in need, even while serving a prison sentence. 

In December of 2020, Black was incarcerated, and yet he gave $20,000 to Broward County children in the form of gift cards, scooters and other toys.

Cohen said:

“Every month he’s always doing something like that … he’ll sometimes go on GoFundMe and donate there,” 

Black was serving a three-year sentence for buying guns with falsified background documents.

Former President Donald Trump granted Black commutation before leaving office.

Black’s continuous generosity and history of giving are among some of the reasons given for the 23-year-old’s commutation. Over the years he has reportedly donated notebooks to schoolchildren, supplies to daycare centers, $50,000 in relief money for restaurants in Pompano Beach and food for the hungry.

The FBI didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment about whether or not the agents’ families will accept the offer, but Cohen said now he is just waiting on a call from the Miami field office to figure out logistics.

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