DMX public memorial service: date, location, tickets & more
22 April 2021, 10:04
Following DMX's death, the legendary late rapper will be remembered at two public memorials. Here's everything we know about the events.
New details about DMX's memorial service has been released. It comes after
The late legendary rapper and actor — who died on Friday (Apr 9) at the age of 50 after suffering a heart attack — will be honoured with two memorial services.
One memorial service will take place on on Saturday, April 24 at 4 pm ET and there will be an additional service called 'Homegoing Celebration' on Sunday, April 25 at 2:30 pm ET.
The public will be able to livestream both memorial events.
Saturday’s Celebration of Life memorial will be held at Brooklyn's Barclays Center and will be available to watch on the rapper’s YouTube channel.
The Sunday Homegoing Celebration will be broadcasted on BET.
Only close friends and family will be allowed to attend the memorial services in person.
Capacity at Barclays Center, where DMX last performed in June 2019, will be limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A day after the public event, DMX’s family and friends will attend a private funeral service at a church in New York City.
DMX, born Earl Simmons, died at White Plains Hospital in New York on Friday (Apr 9).
"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," the family wrote in a statement.
The statement continued: "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."
The family added "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."
DMX was hospitalized in grave condition on Friday (Apr 2) after suffering a heart attack at his home around 11 p.m., his attorney Murray Richman confirmed to NBC News the day after.
The rappers health was so critical when he arrived to the hospital, that he was resuscitated and put on life support. According to Richman, DMX was deprived of oxygen for nearly 30 minutes.
DMX was in a coma on life support for a week before he died.