‘He’s Not Dead, But Still In A Critical Condition’- DMX’s Manager, Steve Rifkind Clarifies

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News went viral on Thursday that rapper DMX has passed on, days after he was rushed to the hospital in a critical condition following a drug overdose. 

It was widely circulated last night that the American rapper has died after being taken off life support.

Comedian and actress, Luenell, also helped fuel the rumours when she posted to her stories that her friend was “gone” following his hospitalization for a reported drug overdose that triggered a heart attack last week.

“It is over, my friend is gone,” she wrote in the post. “Soar. Join the best that ever did it. RIP DMX.”

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Clarifying her post, Luenell wrote, “When your spirit leaves and your organs fail you. The body becomes just a shell. One becomes wrapped in the lord’s arms. That’s what ‘I’ call gone. I’m sorry to all.”

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In the midst of this new development, the 50yr old’s manager popped up to set the record straight and beg celebs and fans to stop the ‘RIP’ ‘nonsense’ for the sake of his family.

He said in a video he posted on Instagram: “Everybody, please stop with the posting with these rumors. DMX is still alive. Yes, he is on life support,” a very exhausted Rifkind said to the camera.

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He continued: “But, please it’s not helping anybody by seeing these false rumors. Let the family relax for a night. You will be hearing a statement from the family sometime tomorrow.”

The manager closed, “I’ve been with DMX for the past three years. So, the only thing I ask is just stop with the rumors. He is still alive and he is on life support. Thank you.”



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