After suffering from a heart attack that was reportedly triggered by an overdose, rapper DMX has officially died at the age of 50, his family confirmed.

The news was first confirmed by XXL Magazine, with a statement by the “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” rapper’s team.

“We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of earl Simmons, passed away at 50-years-old at White Plains Hospital with his family by his side after being placed on life support for the past few days. Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end. He loved his family with all of his heart and we cherish the times we spent with him. Earl’s music inspired countless fans across the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever. We appreciate all of the love and support during this incredibly difficult time. Please respect our privacy as we grieve the loss of our brother, father, uncle and the man the world knew as DMX. We will share information about his memorial service once details are finalized,” the statement read.

Fans quickly took to social media to share their sadness over the news that he had officially passed away.

The news comes just six days after it was initially reported that he had suffered from a heart attack following an alleged overdose last Friday, and had been in a vegetative state with very little brain function as a result. TMZ reported Thursday that after scans of his brain revealed he had not regained any functionality.

The rapper, whose net worth stood at -$1 million after legal troubles and tax evasion convictions, is survived by his 15 children, including four with ex-wife Tashera Simmons—Praise Mary Ella, Xavier, Shawn and Tocoma, as well as his youngest, Exodus, with longtime partner Desiree Lindstrom.

Some of the children had been spotted at the hospital where he died in the days prior to his death.

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DMX performs onstage with DJ Snake during day 1 of the 2015 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival (Weekend 2) at The Empire Polo Club on April 17, 2015 in Indio, California. Getty Images/Coachella/Mark Davis