The death of American rapper and music Icon, Earl Simmons, well known as DMX, who died on Friday at the age of 50 has attracted celebrities globally to mourn.

Before DMX’s death, it was confirmed by the rapper’s family that he suffered a heart attack after he was rushed to a hospital in New York on April 2 after.

Amongst the celebrities that expressed their feelings for the rapper after his death are: Actress, Halle Berry, wrote on Twitter, “His gift meant so much to so many. Sending love to his family.”

Singer, Missy Elliott, wrote, “Even though you had battles, you touched so many through your music and when you would pray, so many people felt that.”

Popular rapper, Eve wrote, “I will forever be grateful to have known you. You were one of the most special people I ever met. Full of humour, talent, wisdom, love and loyalty. This world has lost a real one but the heavens have gained an angel.”

DMX was also referred to as an inspiration in a statement by Music label, Def Jam Recordings, they said they were ‘deeply and profoundly saddened by the loss of our brother’ and called the rapper ‘a brilliant artiste and an inspiration to millions around the world’.

Actress, Gabrielle Union also wrote, “No words right now. Nothing but fierce love, prayers and protection for X’s family, friends and fans. This loss is devastating.”