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‘He fought to the end’: Grammy-nominated rapper DMX dies after cardiac arrest

‘He fought to the end’: Grammy-nominated rapper DMX dies after cardiac arrest

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Rapper DMX has died one week after suffering a "catastrophic cardiac arrest", his family has said.The 50-year-old, whose real name was Earl Simmons, had been admitted to intensive care in New York on Friday 2 April and was initially placed on life support. Earlier this week, family, friends and fans had held a vigil outside the hospital.In a statement announcing his death, his family said relatives had been by his side and described him as "a warrior who fought till the very end".Paying tribute, they said: "He loved his family with all of his heart, and we cherish the times we spent with him." His music, they added, "inspired countless fans across the world, and his iconic legacy will live on forever". ...
Rapper DMX in hospital after heart attack

Rapper DMX in hospital after heart attack

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EPAUS rapper and actor DMX is in serious condition in hospital following a heart attack, says his lawyer Murray Richman.Mr Richman told US media he didn't know whether the heart attack was brought on by a drug overdose, as reported by TMZ.DMX has publicly battled substance abuse for years, and spent several periods in rehab.He is seen as a hip-hop icon, and has collaborated with artists including JAY-Z, Ja Rule, Eve and LL Cool J as well as appearing in films.The 50-year-old, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was taken to hospital in White Plains, New York late on Friday evening, Mr Richman said, where he is surrounded by his family. "He was on life support," the lawyer said. "He's been taken off of life support. He is breathing on his own but there is a little brain activity."The father-of...
Nae Nae rapper charged with murder over cousin’s shooting

Nae Nae rapper charged with murder over cousin’s shooting

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Rapper Silento has been charged with murder over the shooting of his cousin, authorities have said.The 23-year-old music star, real name Ricky Hawk, was arrested by officers from the DeKalb County Police Department in Georgia on Monday and placed in custody. It comes following the death of Frederick Rooks, 34, who was found with gunshot wounds on 21 January. Today, Ricky Hawk, 23, was arrested for the murder of his cousin Frederick Rooks, 34. On January 21, the DeKalb County Police Department investigated Rooks' death after he was found shot on Deep Shoals Circle. Hawk is in the DeKalb County Jail charged with Murder. #WeAreDKPD pic.twitter.com/AfaA8CtXgx— DeKalb County Police Department (@DeKalbCountyPD) February 1, 2021 In a statement posted on...

Outcry as Cuba removes protesters defending rapper

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Cuban authorities have cleared more than a dozen artists and activists from a home they have used as a center for anti-government protests that have gained unusually wide attentionBy ANDREA RODRÍGUEZ Associated PressNovember 27, 2020, 10:12 PM• 3 min readHAVANA -- Cuban authorities have cleared more than a dozen artists and activists from a home they have used as a center for anti-government protests that have gained unusually wide attention.Police and health authorities raided the house in Old Havana on Thursday night, removing the protesters and taking at least most to their homes.The group known as the San Isidro Movement, which periodically stages performance art and music events, has repeatedly criticized the Communist government and is demanding the release of a musician member recen...
Rapper Bugzy Malone reportedly injured in road accident

Rapper Bugzy Malone reportedly injured in road accident

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It's been widely reported Bugzy Malone was "seriously injured" in a road accident last night in Bury.Greater Manchester Police told Radio 1 Newsbeat they were called to a collision between a car and a quad bike on Wednesday.A 29-year-old man was taken to hospital with injuries that are not thought to be life-threatening.We have contacted the rapper's team and the police but neither have confirmed he was the man involved.Local and national press, however, have said it is the Manchester-born rapper and he has been named on social media.A widely-shared video appears to show the artist, real name Aaron Davis, on the floor after the collision.Another video appears to show him driving the quad bike before the collision.Witnesses have spoken to local newspapers,...