Three months after he passed away, DMX’s official cause of death has been revealed.
According to the Westchester County medical examiner’s office, the rap icon died from a cocaine-induced heart attack that caused a lack of blood circulation to his brain.
DMX, born Earl Simmons, died on April 9 at age 50, a week after being hospitalized in Westchester County, New York. It was previously reported that he had suffered a drug overdose and a heart attack.
Cocaine was found in his system during a urine analysis. The medical examiner’s office did not perform an autopsy, and determined the cause of death based upon documentation provided by medical professionals and police.
DMX’s attorney Murray Richman shut down unsubstantiated reports that the rapper’s death had anything to do with COVID-19 or the vaccine.