DMX Cause of Death Revealed!
Written by torresanz on July 8, 2021
DMX was rushed to White Plains Hospital in early April after suffering a reported drug overdose and subsequent heart attack. Although medical professionals attempted to save his life, the Ruff Ryders legend ultimately passed away on April 9 at the age of 50. Now, there’s an official cause of death.
According to various media reports, DMX died from a cocaine-induced heart attack, which caused a lack of blood circulation to the brain.
“It was cardiac arrest for a period of time, so there was no circulation to the brain,” a source at the Westchester County medical examiner office said. “[The acute cocaine intoxication] caused this chain of events.”
Further analysis of DMX’s urine showed the presence of cocaine, but the medical examiner’s office didn’t perform an autopsy. Instead, they determined the cause of death based on previous reports from medical professionals and police.
The source explained someone called 9-1-1 around 10:03 p.m. local time on April 2 and paramedics were dispatched one minute later. They arrived on the scene at 10:09 p.m. and attempted CPR at 10:10 p.m. Thirty to 40 minutes later, he arrived at the hospital by ambulance. His heart was eventually revived, but his brain was already dead.
“His death literally happened immediately because the brain was dead,” the source added. “So obviously, there were a number of days where he was on ventilatory support and so forth in the hospital. However, he was diagnosed brain-dead early on … He never woke up from the coma.”
DMX’s unexpected death sent shockwaves through the Hip Hop community, and there was endless speculation on how he actually passed away. Due to his lifelong struggles with substance abuse, the drug overdose theory seemed plausible and it was true.