The death of legendary rapper DMX inspired many celebrities to pay their respects on Twitter. DMX, born Earl Simmons, died at age 50 after being hospitalized for a heart attack.

After his death was announced on Friday, many luminaries from the worlds of music, sports and entertainment posted tributes to the hip-hop star.

Dark Man X.@dmx Forget you never. X’s up FOREVER. #RestInPower ✊🏾🙏🏾

— XZIBIT (@xzibit) April 9, 2021

Rest in Heaven DMX

— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) April 9, 2021

RIP DMX. I pray for the comfort of your children and loved ones. 🙏🏿💛

— Viola Davis (@violadavis) April 9, 2021

Rest In Peace to a cultural icon. There are no words that can mend the loss the hip-hop community felt today 🕊 #RIPDMX

— T.I. (@Tip) April 9, 2021

Dedicated to DMX – 'When I'm Gone' (LYRICS CC)

— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) April 9, 2021

#RIPDMX Thank you for the music, you’ll be missed.

— AKON (@Akon) April 9, 2021

❌4L!! Rest In Paradise LEGEND!! 🐕🐕

— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 9, 2021

Even though you had battles you TOUCHED so many through your MUSIC and when you would PRAY so many people FELT THAT! This is heavy for the HipHop family but your LEGACY LIVES ON & your SPIRIT. Continued Prayers for X family & friends for STRENGTH/HEALING🙏🏾

— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) April 9, 2021

We lost him y'all. Mr. Earl Simmons (Dec. 18, 1970 – April 9, 2021), known by his stage name DMX ("Dark Man X"), was an American rapper, songwriter, and actor. Prayers going out to his family & friends! R.I.P. our dear brother. Bootsy baby!!!🤩

— Bootsy Collins (@Bootsy_Collins) April 9, 2021

No words right now. Nothing but fierce love, prayers and protection for X's family, friends and fans. This loss is devastating. #RIPDMX 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🖤

— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) April 9, 2021

I was fortunate enough to meet #DMX many times but my fav memory was when he & @sherrieshepherd were in an airport together.. She called me and X took the phone and we talked, laughed & prayed a good 30 minutes … I wish we had more time .. 🙏🏾🙏🏾RIP

— Loni Love (@LoniLove) April 9, 2021

ℜ𝔢𝔰𝔱 ℑ𝔫 𝔅𝔢𝔞𝔱𝔰, 𝔅𝔯𝔬𝔱𝔥𝔢𝔯 𝔛. #RIPDMX @DMX •📸: @ErniePaniccioli

— PUBLIC ENEMY (@PublicEnemyFTP) April 9, 2021

#RIPDMX #icon

— Smash Mouth (@smashmouth) April 9, 2021 Download Calling all HuffPost superfans! Sign up for membership to become a founding member and help shape HuffPost’s next chapter Join HuffPost

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