DMX’s Official Cause of Death Revealed

The Westchester County medical examiner’s office has revealed DMX’s official cause of death nearly three months after the rap legend’s passing. A new report confirmed that DMX died of a cocaine-induced heart attack, which prevented blood circulation to his brain.

“It was cardiac arrest for a period of time, so there was no circulation to the brain,” said a source medical examiner’s office, who also noted X’s regular cocaine use.

An autopsy was not performed as the examiner’s office relied on documentation provided by medical officials and law enforcement. The source also claimed DMX was already brain-dead by the time he arrived at a hospital despite paramedics arriving on the scene less than 10 minutes after 911 was called. Paramedics were able to revive his heart before transporting him to a hospital, but he was technically already dead.

“His death literally happened immediately because the brain was dead,” the source added. “So obviously, there were a number of days where he was on ventilatory support and so forth in the hospital. However, he was diagnosed brain-dead early on…He never woke up from [a] coma.”

DMX passed away on April 9 at 50-years-old. The following month, the rapper’s first posthumous album, Exodus, was released.

Source: Vulture

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