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Lawyer: Rapper DMX on life support after suffering a heart attack

Rapper DMX suffered a heart attack late Friday night at his home in White Plains, New York, and is on life support, his longtime lawyer, Murray Richman, told CNN on Sunday.

Richman said DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, is on a ventilator, and it is unclear what may have triggered his heart attack. Richman did not wish to comment on his client's medical prognosis. In a statement, DMX's family asked fans to "please keep Earl/DMX and us in your thoughts, wishes, and prayers as well as respect our privacy as we face these challenges."

The 50-year-old rapper is a three-time Grammy nominee, and his first five albums all debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. He's also an actor, appearing in several television shows and films, including Romeo Must Die and Never Die Alone.