The rapper turned 50 in December. His death follows a heart attack he suffered, which was triggered by a drug overdose. On Monday, a vigil was held by the Ruff Ryders to the Rescue Foundation outside of DMX’s hospital. The ‘Party Up’ performer was nominated for three GRAMMY awards, and he won Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist at the American Music Awards in 2000.

DMX sold over 70 million records in a decade long career in music and successfully made the switch to movies, starring in classic action films such as Exit Wound with Steve Seagal and Romeo Must Die with Jet Li.

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