DMX died on Friday April 9th ​​at the age of 50. The following story was posted at 11:41 p.m. Eastern on April 8th when rumors surfaced that the rapper, who was alive at the time of publication, had died.

Rumors of DMX’s death hit social media tonight (April 8th). The rapper’s manager, Steve Rifkind, shared on Instagram that the rapper is still alive and life support. “Everyone, please stop making these rumors public,” he said. “DMX is still alive. Yes, he’s life sustaining, but please, it doesn’t help anyone seeing these fake rumors. Let the family relax for a night. “

On April 3, TMZ reported that the 50-year-old rapper was hospitalized and in critical condition following a heart attack preceded by an apparent drug overdose. DMX manager Nakia Walker informed the New York Times on April 4th that DMX was in a “vegetative state”. TMZ reported today that a new round of neurological tests had shown no improvement in DMX condition. According to Rifkind, the family is expected to make a statement tomorrow (April 9).

This article was originally published on Thursday, April 8th at 11:41 pm Eastern. It was last updated on April 9 at 12:59 PM Eastern.