DMX fans will get one last chance to honor the late rapper at a public memorial service Saturday. The "Ruff Ryders’ Anthem" singer, whose real name was Earl Simmons, died at age 50 earlier this month after suffering a heart attack. He was placed in the critical care unit in New York’s White Plains Hospital, where a source claimed he was in a "vegetative state."
Following the musicians’ death, a public event is set to be held at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Saturday, April 24 ahead of a private funeral at a New York City church scheduled to take place the following day.
Although it is considered a public event, it was announced on the rapper’s Instagram that health restrictions in New York will prevent anyone except close friends and family from physically attending the memorial. However, it will be streamed live on DMX’s YouTube channel at 4 p.m. ET. Then on Sunday at 2:30 p.m., BET will broadcast a homegoing celebration live on its YouTube channel. Simmons' family previously confirmed news of his death in a statement eulogizing the singer as a "warrior who fought till the very end."
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