Legend. Icon. The sports world is honoring legendary rapper DMX, who died Friday at the age of 50. The Grammy-nominated artist suffered a heart attack at his home on April 2 and was in a coma for seven days. His family said he was on life support. 

DMX, born with the birth name Earl Simmons, "was a warrior who fought till the very end," his family said in a statement. Tributes and honors poured in from athletes, including Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, after news of his death.  

❌4L!! Rest In Paradise LEGEND!! ?? pic.twitter.com/Y0m0DVl5Up

— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 9, 2021

A Hip hop icon like no other

RIP ? https://t.co/RChXorTzq7

— Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) April 9, 2021

RIP DMX ??

— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) April 9, 2021

Icon.
RIP DMX? pic.twitter.com/xYiBdqjLQl

— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) April 9, 2021

DMX gave hope to the hopeless.. RIP legend ??

— ? Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) April 9, 2021

A heartbreaking loss for the culture.

Rest in power, DMX ?? pic.twitter.com/sxqONAOabW

— The Undefeated (@TheUndefeated) April 9, 2021

R.I.P to a legend DMX

— ANTONIO CROMARTIE (@CRO31) April 9, 2021

RIP DMX if you know me you know I fw X heavy smh this one hurt ?

— Miles Bridges (@MilesBridges) April 9, 2021

dmx all day today. rip, legend

— feeno (@ArianFoster) April 9, 2021

Every dog has its day, RIP DMX ???

— Andre The Giant ⚡️ (@AndreSmith_9) April 9, 2021

Wow. RIP DMX ?

— Danielle Robinson (@justDROB) April 9, 2021

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