Read DMX's Family's Full Statement After Rapper's Death

Rapper DMX died at age 50 on Friday, according to a family statement shared with Pitchfork.

The rapper, whose birth name was Earl Simmons, was hospitalized on April 2 after he suffered a heart attack at his home in White Plains, New York, and remained on life support in a New York hospital's intensive care unit until his death.

Read his family's full statement below:

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.

DMX performs onstage during the Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour at The Forum on October 4, 2016 in Inglewood, California. DMX died on Friday after being in a coma for a week following his April 2 heart attack. Kevin Winter/Getty