Fans across the world are in mourning after the family of DMX confirmed that the rapper passed away on Friday.
He had spent the week at White Plains Hospital after having a heart attack that left him in a "vegetative state," as Blavity previously reported. Celebrities and people who knew DMX personally shared their own tributes, highlighting the deep impact he had on those who were close to him.
"I know that you are in the place of peace you deserve. I will be forever grateful to have known you. You were one of the most special people I have ever met. Full of Humour, talent, wisdom and love and most of all loyalty. This world has lost a REAL ONE but the heavens have gained an ANGEL. Sending huge love to his family. May you Rest," longtime collaborator and friend Eve wrote on Instagram.
"We are forever indebted forever X can’t believe it can’t believe it rest in power X praying for your family and real loved ones who was with you everyday at this time…. Thank you for the inspiration thank you for introducing so many lost souls to The LORD JESUS CHRIST !!!!!! Rest in heaven X rest!!!!," Tyrese wrote.
I'm so saddened by the loss of a beautiful soul, DMX! I remember when we recorded together, he and his wife had a room full of roses and a beautiful necklace waiting for me. And he was always so sweet! Sending my love and prayers to all of his family and loved ones! ❤
— Patti LaBelle (@MsPattiPatti) April 9, 2021
"Even though you had battles you TOUCHED so many through your MUSIC and when you would PRAY so many people FELT THAT! This is heavy for the HipHop family but your LEGACY LIVES ON & your SPIRIT. Continued Prayers for X family & friends for STRENGTH/HEALING," Missy Elliot wrote.
Even though you had battles you TOUCHED so many through your MUSIC and when you would PRAY so many people FELT THAT! This is heavy for the HipHop family but your LEGACY LIVES ON & your SPIRIT. Continued Prayers for X family & friends for STRENGTH/HEALING???????? pic.twitter.com/ZI9NI6Nslg
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) April 9, 2021
DMX. ???? His gift meant so much to so many. Sending love to his family.
— Halle Berry (@halleberry) April 9, 2021
Gabrielle Union shared a beautiful tribute to DMX on her Instagram page.
"I was praying I wouldn't have to think about how to describe what you meant to me. We bonded over our shared love of dogs, cold beers, Golden Girls reruns, New Edition and adventures. From random nights of go-karting in the hills of Sherman Oaks to bowling to just sitting in your trailer laughing with @anthonyanderson talking 80s soul music," Union wrote.
"We had litter mate dogs that you bought at 4am on set in Long Beach. You got Pebbles and Bam Bam and I got my beloved Bubba (best dog to ever live) You introduced me to the @ruffryders and @therealswizzz who have always treated me like family over the last 20 plus years," she added.
"You introduced me to the @defjam family that remains family to this day. You always made the time to look out for folks.. I am forever grateful for your joy, your laugh, your protection all these years and your hugs anytime I've seen you. You are 1 of 1. Rest in eternal peace my friend. Rest," she wrote.
Aaliyah's mom, Diane Haughton, released a statement after learning about the rapper's passing, Revolt reported.
"Earl, you had and still have a heart of gold. You and Baby Girl will meet again with all the beautiful people we have lost. Will never forget your kindness. NEVER! Blessings to your family! Eternally!" she wrote.
The two artists collaborated together musically, and after the singer passed in 2001, DMX appeared in a video tribute for her. Many people online began sharing the tribute, noting that everything he said was now how the rest of the world felt about his passing.
The same speech you gave Aaliyah can be said for you DMX.
RIP legend. pic.twitter.com/MN3SyyfsvW
— Boochie is my name (@stawpfeenin) April 9, 2021
Rest in peace, DMX.