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Hip-hop icon DMX, chart-topping rapper and movie star, dead at age 50

NEW YORK — Hip-hop icon DMX, the talented but troubled rap star whose hit-making careers in music and movies disappeared amid his drug addiction and constant legal woes, died Friday after suffering a heart attack in his Westchester County home a week ago, his family confirmed. He was 50. The platinum-selling rapper, known for his breakout single “Get at Me Dog” and and the Top 10 smash “Party Up (In Here),” was rushed to a critical care unit at White Plains Hospital after collapsing in his White Plains home on April 2. The comatose rap legend, a three-time Grammy Award nominee, was placed on a…

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