Three months later The tragic death of DMX, the cause of his disappearance has finally been revealed.
According to a report on Vulture, released Thursday, July 8, a source from the Westchester County Medical Examiner’s Office revealed that the cause of death from DMX is listed as cardiac arrest caused by acute cocaine poisoning.
“It was cardiac arrest for a while, so there was no flow to the brain,” the source explains, adding that acute cocaine poisoning had “caused this chain of events.”
The source further told Vulture that a urine test on Simmons revealed the presence of cocaine, adding that the medical examiner’s office did not perform an autopsy and determined the cause of death using documents provided by health professionals and the police.
Apparently the night of The death of DMX, the source detailed that someone called 911 for help on April 2 at 10:30 p.m., and when paramedics arrived at the scene at 10:09 p.m., they immediately performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on X at 10:10 p.m. .
It lasted 30 to 40 minutes between the paramedics arriving at the rapper’s house and the transport of the DMX to the hospital. Although her heart had come to life at some point and there was a pulse, her brain was already dead. “His death literally happened immediately because the brain was dead,” the source said.
A little after the legend of the Ruff Ryders was hospitalized, his family revealed he had been placed on life support and he remained unconscious. Reports surfaced that DMX had very little brain activity and was in a vegetative state. “So obviously there were a number of days he was on life support and so on in the hospital,” the source added. “However, he was diagnosed with brain death early on … He never woke up from [a] coma.”
“Earl was a warrior who fought to the bitter end,” the DMX team said in a statement shortly after X’s death. “He loved his family with all of his heart and we cherish the times that we’ve spent with him. Earl’s music has inspired countless fans around the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever. “
A memorial service for close friends and family of DMX was held April 24 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The late rapper’s label, Def Jam Recordings, reportedly spent over $ 35,000 for the cost of the casket and the funeral home. It was later reported that the longtime label had lost nearly $ 300,000 to use the Barclays Center for memorial and production costs, which were allegedly done by Kanye West, also at the Brooklyn site.
On May 28, DMX’s posthumous album, Exodus, was released, which was produced by frequent X collaborator Swizz Beatz. “My brother X was one of the purest and rarest souls I have ever met,” Swizzy said in a statement on the project.
The LP features a host of artists including Jay-Z, Nas, Moneybagg Yo, Swizz Beatz, The Lox and more.
XXL contacted the Westchester County Medical Examiner’s Office as well as a DMX representative for a statement on the matter.
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