The hashtag #RIPDMX had trended in the US on Thursday night after comedian Luenell posted an “RIP” message about rapper, Earl Simmons known as DMX, on Instagram.
DMX suffered a heart attack at his home last Friday (2 April).
DMX’s manager, Steve Rifkind, has cleared up “inaccurate information” regarding the rapper’s health, telling fans to “stop posting rumours” falsely speculating that the rapper has died.
Rifkind confirmed via Instagram on Thursday (8 April) night that the musician is still alive and is on life support. He said:
Everybody, please stop with posting these rumours, DMX is still alive. Yes, he is on life support, but please, it’s not helping anybody by having them see these false rumours.
“Let the family relax for a night, you’ll be hearing a statement from the family some time tomorrow.
Adding that he’d been working with DMX for the past three years, Rifkind once again said,
The only thing I ask is just stop with the rumours.
Earlier this week, Rifkind had called for an end to “inaccurate information” circulating about DMX, calling it “not helpful and productive”.
DMX is currently on life support and in a coma, there are multiple people with inaccurate information about his well-being and it is not helpful and productive.