DMX died this morning (April 9th) at the age of 50, a week after being hospitalized for a heart attack. The news brought a flurry of condolences as his former protégé Eve joined Missy Elliott, Q-Tip, DJ Khaled, Talib Kweli, Ghostface Killah, 2 Chainz, MIA, Nas and many others to honor the legendary rapper. Read a selection of their honors and memories below.

The rapper who was born Earl Simmons is remembered at a memorial. Details will be confirmed shortly, his family said in a statement. “He loved his family dearly and we appreciate the time we spent with him,” they added. “Earl’s music has inspired countless fans around the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever. We appreciate all of the love and support during this incredibly difficult time. “