NEW YORK (AP) — The family of rapper DMX says he has died at age 50 after a career in which he delivered iconic hip-hop songs such as “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem."

A statement Friday from the family says the Grammy-nominated rapper died at a hospital in White Plains, New York, “with his family by his side after being placed on life support for the past few days.”

He was rushed to a New York hospital from his home April 2.

The hospital says he suffered “catastrophic cardiac arrest.”

DMX made his mark as one of hip-hop’s most recognizable names for his rap artistry and as an actor.

But he was personally stifled by legal battles and drug addiction.

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