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Claudia Jordan deleted her tweet and apologized after saying DMX had died. But reports have emerged that he is still on life support.

DMX is in a vegetative state in an intensive care unit in White Plains, NY, after suffering a heart attack following an apparent drug overdose.

According to reports, brain scans show very little brain activity. If that's the case, the rapper is no longer with us. But Jordan jumped the gun by tweeting out he is dead before the family acknowledged he was taken off life support.

"Rest in Paradise DMX," she wrote on Tuesday, April 6.

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Maybe she knows something the public doesn't know? Still, it's common decency to wait until the family releases a statement acknowledging that he was taken off of life support.

Twitter was not having any of the disrespect toward a rap legend who is still above ground. Fans tore the former beauty queen a new one.

"Now look at you getting chewed up," tweeted one follower. Another follower added: "Chewed up like a dollar store steak."

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DMX is still on life support at a White Plains, NY hospital after suffering a heart attack following an apparent drug overdose last week.

According to his manager, DMX tested positive for the coronavirus after he was admitted to the ICU.

It isn't clear if he has an active infection or if he tested positive for Covid-19 antibodies. Testing positive for antibodies means he was exposed to the virus previously.

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The 50-year-old rapper, born Earl Simmons, is reportedly lying in a "vegetative state" in an intensive care unit on Friday night. His brain scans show very little activity and he is not expected to recover.

TMZ reports that his brain was deprived of oxygen for 30 minutes. But he would be dead if that was the case. No human can survive without oxygen for 30 minutes.

Only one visitor is allowed to visit DMX in the ICU. Visitors include his mother, fiancee, and some of his 15 children.

Most patients who test positive for the coronavirus aren't allowed visitors at all -- even if they are in private rooms.

Covid-19 causes death in less than 1% of people who contract the virus. The majority of deaths are among people over 65. Other factors include preexisting medical conditions, cardiac problems, respiratory disorders, obesity, diabetes, smokers and those who are HIV positive.

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Rapper Dark Man X, aka DMX, is said to be in "grave condition" after an apparent drug overdose on Friday night. Sources tell TMZ that the rapper, born Earl Simmons, might not make it.

Sources close to the 50-year-old rapper say the drug overdose triggered a heart attack at his home around 11 p.m.

DMX was rushed to a hospital and is currently in an ICU at a White Plains, NY hospital. According to TMZ, his prognosis is not good.

The rapper is reportedly in a "vegetative state" with "some brain activity."

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DMX rose to fame in the early 1990s after signing to the Ruff Ryder record label. His debut album It's Dark and Hell Is Hot received critical acclaim in 1998.

The album sold over 251,000 copies within its first week of release.

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DMX has battled drug abuse and legal trouble over the years. He was admitted to drug and alcohol rehab facilities multiple times. His last rehab admission was in 2019 after he served a 12-month prison sentence for income tax evasion.

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He has spoken about his drug addictions, which began when he smoked marijuana laced with cocaine at age 14.

The rapper was diagnosed with bipolar disorder as a young adult, and has been in and out of prisons since he was a juvenile.

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DMX welcomed his fifteenth child in 2016. He broke down while discussing his mother in a 2012 interview. "Not once has she ever told me she loved me," he said.

On February 10, 2016, DMX was found unresponsive in a Ramada Inn parking lot in Yonkers. He was revived with Narcan and rushed to a hospital. He told doctors he suffered an asthma attack at the time.

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Two North Carolina men face charges of raping, drugging and robbing a woman who was found dead in a hotel room in South Beach, Florida.

Evoire Collier, 21, (left) and Dorian Taylor, 24, both of Greensboro, North Carolina, allegedly gave Christine Englehardt a "green pill" which she chased down with alcohol at a South Beach bar.

They then took her back to her room at the Albion Hotel, where she passed out. Englehardt's semi-nude body was found on the bed in the room on Thursday, March 18.

Collier later told police he and Taylor -- in town for Spring Break -- met 24-year-old Englehardt at a local restaurant before giving her the drug as they walked along Ocean Drive.

The trio then headed back to her hotel at 1650 James Avenue, according to a police report

Surveillance footage shows the men holding Englehardt by her neck as she staggered to her room.

Collier and Taylor then had sex with Englehardt while she was unconscious, police said. Authorities said Englehardt was unable to give consent because she was under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Collier and Taylor allegedly robbed Englehardt, stealing her phone, cash and credit cards before leaving her for dead, police say.

A surveillance camera caught one of the men using her credit card to buy alcohol at a liquor store.

Collier and Taylor appeared in a Miami-Dade courtroom on Monday following their arrests on Sunday. A judge ordered the two suspects held without bail.

The suspects face murder or manslaughter charges if tests show the drug they gave Englehardt was the cause of her death.

Miami Beach officials declared a state of emergency and imposed an 8 p.m. curfew in South Beach after thousands of mostly Black, maskless Spring breakers descended on Miami for the annual ritual of drinking, drugs and partying.

Police arrested more than 1,000 people -- mostly Black out-of-towners who were not just college students.
 

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The hip-hop world is mourning the loss of popular rapper Baby CEO who died exactly three years after the death of his mentor, Fredo Santana.

The baby faced Memphis rapper was 20 at the time of his death, which was first reported by Twitter user @Mymixtapes.

According to reports, Baby CEO, real name Jonathan Brown, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, from a drug overdose.

Brown is best known for his 2016 rap debut "Youngest in Charge" and a series of controversial social media posts in 2013 when he rapped amid a backdrop of guns, cash and drugs.

According to reports, Brown's social media posts drew the attention of authorities due to his age. He had a lengthy criminal record and was arrested in 2015 for violating the terms of his probation.

In a social media post on Wednesday, Brown's brother noted the rapper had recently witnessed the birth of his son. He also asked fans to stop spreading rumors about his brother's death.

"He wasn't shot or killed by anyone... please stop spreading false rumors and pray for our family," he wrote.

Brown was the protege of Chicago drill rapper Fredo Santana, who died on January 19, 2018 after suffering a seizure.

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Center for Disease Control Director Robert Redfield says suicides and drug overdoses have surpassed the death rate for COVID-19 among young people in America.

Redfield said lockdowns and lack of public schooling negatively impacts mental health among young people.

"We're seeing, sadly, far greater suicides now than we are deaths from COVID," Redfield testified in a Buck Institute Webinar. "We're seeing far greater deaths from drug overdose that are above excess that we had as background than we are seeing the deaths from COVID."

About 146,000 people have died from COVID or COVID-related causes, according to CDC data.

Federal data recorded 48,000 deaths from suicide and at least 71,000 deaths from drug overdoses in 2018.

The Chicago Sun-Times reviewed specifically black populations. In Cook County, Illinois, the number of suicide deaths among Black people is already higher than for all of 2019.

According to the American Medical Association, there has been a 40% increase in suicides and drug overdoses in Colorado in 2020. The number of calls to suicide hotlines have increased 48 percent.

Between March 15 and April 29, as many people committed suicide in Queens, New York than did between January 1 and April 29 the year prior.

Hopelessness and despair amid job uncertainty and the ongoing lockdowns have impacted mental health among children, teenagers and young adults in this country.

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The CDC has pushed for children to return to schools and adults to return to work as the deaths from COVID-19 have reached a new low.

Just 300+ people died from COVID in the U.S. last week, according to the CDC.

Redfield said he's "absolutely comfortable" with his grandchildren returning to school in the fall.

40 million jobs have been lost to the economic shutdown caused by the pandemic, compared to 2.6 million jobs lost in all of 2008 when the SARS/H1N1 virus arrived in the U.S.

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"Twilight" actor Gregory Tyree Boyce and his girlfriend, Natalie Adepoju, 27, were found dead at his home in Las Vegas.

The 30-year-old, who played high school student Tyler Crowley in the 2008 movie, was supposed to be in Los Angeles last week, visiting his daughter.

A cousin who was asleep inside the home woke up and noticed the actor's car was still parked outside. He went to check on Boyce and discovered the bodies.

TMZ reports white powder was found in the home.

The cause of deaths are pending and a police investigation is ongoing.

The late actor's mother, Lisa Wayne, took to social media to reveal Greg was "in the process of starting a chicken wing business, West Wings."

"He created the flavors to his perfection and named them after west coast rappers: Snoop Dog, Kendrick Lamar, Roddy Ricch, The Game, etc.," she said.

She added: "I can say that my son was my favorite chef. He was on to something great and that was his passion."

Boyce's acting career was short-lived -- after appearing in Twilight, he went on to star in a short film titled Apocalypse. He never worked as an actor again.
 

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The Miami Beach Police Department released videos and photos of the scene inside a hotel room where Andrew Gillum was found naked with a male escort who apparently OD'd on drugs.

The photos and videos were released after a Florida newspaper filed a public records request.

The former gubernatorial candidate and 2 men were found in a room on the 11th floor of the luxury Mondrian South Beach Hotel on March 13.

Officers arrived at the hotel room just before midnight. A man later identified as Aldo Mejias answered the door.

Blurred police body cam footage captured a nude Black man wandering around the bathroom. The footage was heavily redacted with no sound.

Police also released photos of the drug-strewn hotel room and bed sheets stained with blood, feces and vomit.

Police say 50-year-old Mejias had given his credit card to 30-year-old male escort and former registered nurse Travis Dyson to rent the room that day.

When Mejias arrived at the room later that night, he found Dyson vomiting on the bed and Gillum vomiting on the bathroom floor.

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Gillum, 40, later said he was in Miami to attend a wedding. But wedding guests say he never showed up.

Gillum, a Democrat, was the first Black nominee to run for governor in Florida. He narrowly lost the election to Republican Ron DeSantis in 2018.

He apologized to his family and to his supporters before entering a rehab facility. The father-of-three never addressed the rumors that he had a wild sex orgy with the men in the hotel room.
 

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A police report provides more detail into what transpired inside a Miami Beach hotel room where former Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum was caught in a compromising position with a naked man late Thursday.

According to a police report obtained by conservative activist Candace Owens, Gillum was arrested in a drug-filled hotel room with two other men last night in Miami Beach.

Officers responded to the upscale Mondrian South Beach Hotel at 1100 West Avenue after one of the men, Travis Dyson, allegedly overdosed on crystal meth.

According to the report, Aldo Mejias provided Dyson with his credit card to book a hotel room where Dyson and Mejias were to hook up later that night. Dyson booked the room around 4 p.m. Thursday.

Mejias told police that when he arrived just after 11 p.m., he found Dyson in the room with Andrew Gillum.

Mejias said Dyson walked over to the bed and collapsed, and Mejias observed Gillum in the bathroom vomiting.

Mejias stated he called 911 after he observed Dyson having difficulty breathing and vomiting on the bed before collapsing again.
 

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Responding medics rushed Dyson to a hospital where he was in stable condition and alert as of Friday morning. Officers attempted to speak with Gillum but he was too "inebriated" to communicate with police.

A police source told Owens that Gillum was naked inside the hotel room with Dyson. Police observed methamphetamines in three small baggies on the bed and the floor.

Police responded to the hotel a second time that night to "conduct a welfare check on Mr. Gillum." Medics stated Gillum was in stable condition with normal vital signs.

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Gillum, 40, left the hotel and went home to his wife, R. Jai Gillum, and their three children.

The next day, after the news broke, Gillum issued a statement asking for privacy.

"I was in Miami last night for a wedding celebration when first responders were called to assist one of my friends. While I had too much to drink, I want to be clear that I have never used methamphetamines. I apologize to the people of Florida for the distraction this has caused our movement."

Mejias later said he did not attend a wedding in Miami. He was there to meet up with Dyson.

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Gillum added that he will spend "the next few weeks" with his family and asked for privacy.

R. Jai Howard is Gillum's wife of 11 years. Gillum, a Democrat, served as the 126th Mayor of Tallahassee from 2014 to 2018.

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Bobbi Kristina Brown's former boyfriend, Nick Gordon, has died from a cardiac arrest brought on by a suspected drug overdose. He was 30.

Gordon's brother, Jack Walker, Jr., confirmed the news in a Facebook post on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.

"GOD WHY I DID I HAVE TO LOSE MY BROTHER ON NEW YEARS," he wrote, adding, "All I can do is cry."

He shared a series of social media photos of the siblings posing together when they were youngsters:

"I love you so much big brother I hope you heard me talking to you at your bedside you are with me and I can feel it I love you I love you I love you watch over me and your nieces."

He gave a statement to People.com, saying:

"We are devastated by the loss of my beautiful brother. He leaves a void in the hearts of my family and his friends. Nick's battle in life was not an easy one. I will be forever grateful that my God afforded a small moment at the very end of Nick's life, and I was able to hold his hand as he journeyed on."

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According to the London's Dailymail.com, Gordon suffered a series of heart attacks during a New Year's Eve celebration in Florida. He was driven to an emergency room and "dumped" there by friends.

A source tells Dailymail.com:

"...the suggestion is he was taking drugs with friends and he passed out. They drove him to the hospital, took him inside and then left him there... Whatever you think of Nick and his lifestyle, it's terribly sad that his supposed friends just dumped him and drove away."

Gordon was admitted to the intensive care unit at Altamonte Springs Hospital in Florida, where he later died.

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Gordon was dating Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown at the time of her drug overdose in January, 2015, when she was found unresponsive in the bathtub of the home they shared near Atlanta. She died in July, 2015, at age 22.

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Gordon was sued for wrongful death by Bobbi Kristina's father, Bobby Brown, and her estate executor, who accused Gordon of giving the aspiring actress a "toxic cocktail" of drugs and placing her facedown in a bathtub where she lost consciousness.

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The lawsuit claimed Gordon physically abused Brown and punched her in the face repeatedly, knocking out one tooth and dragging her up the stairs by her hair. He also allegedly transferred large sums of cash from Brown's account into a bank account controlled solely by him.

Gordon maintained his innocence, but in 2016, a Fulton County judge found him liable for Bobbi Kristina's death after he failed to appear in court. He was ordered to pay $36 million in damages to Brown's estate.

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In 2018, Gordon's girlfriend at the time, Laura Leal, accused him of domestic battery. He was arrested and jailed. But Leal later withdrew her statement and denied being "struck or touched against her will" by Gordon in a letter to the judge. The case was dismissed.