The late rapper DMX would be honored in Yonkers, his hometown of New York, after dying of a heart attack. Here are all the details we know.
DMXThe hometown of Yonkers, New York, seeks to honor the late rapper. The mayor of the town Mike Spano welcomes the musician’s family to organize a memorial service, if they wish, according to TMZ. It comes just a day after the legendary rapper’s death on April 9 at the age of 50. He suffered a heart attack a week before and unfortunately never recovered. “We are deeply saddened to announce today that our beloved DMX, birth name of Earl simmons, died at White Plains Hospital with his family by his side after being put on life support in recent days, ”a representative for the musician said in a statement to PEOPLE. “Earl was a warrior who fought to the very end. He loved his family with all his heart and we treasure the times we spent with him. Here’s everything we know about a possible memorial.
DMX has unfortunately passed away. Image: Shutterstock
Will there be a memorial for DMX?
A source told TMZ it would be both a private and a public memorial for the rapper. The mayor of Yonkers also told the outlet that he was in favor of the DMX family taking public office at the city’s largest outdoor venue, Yonkers Raceway. He added that he hoped to ease the burden on the family of DMX and offered them the grounds of the horse racing center, which can seat 7,500 people. The site is currently operating at 25% of its capacity.
Where will the memorial be held?
Although TMZ reported that there had been talks about the location of commemoration at Yonkers Raceway, a location has not been confirmed.
When will the memorial take place?
The outlet reported that an official meeting will be held on April 12 to iron out details and set a date for the service in honor of DMX.
A memorial would be held in Yonkers. Image: Shutterstock
DMX suffered a heart attack at his New York home at around 11 p.m. on April 1 and was rushed to a hospital in White Plains, New York, where he was placed in intensive care. DMX Advocate, Murray Richman, confirmed the sad news. “I got a call this morning saying Earl Simmons was in the hospital, White Plains Hospital, and had a heart attack, and I don’t know how it was induced and what ‘he’s on life support,’ he said. ABC April 3. Our hearts go out to friends, family and DMX fans.
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