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Rapper DMX will be laid to rest after a private service Sunday — which will be live-streamed for fans to watch.
The rapper, born Earl Simmons, died April 9 at White Plains Hospital after a heart attack, and was given a public sendoff at the Barclays Arena in Brooklyn on Saturday — but will be laid to rest before only friends and relatives an undisclosed location.
The private service, scheduled for 2:30 p.m., will be live-streamed on his YouTube channel and by BET.
DMX grew up in the School Street public housing complex in Yonkers, but it is unclear if the service will be in his home city.
The rapper’s public memorial service Saturday saw his shiny red casket taken to Barclays on a custom-made, Ford F250 monster truck, with the words “Long Live DMX” on the side.
The two-hour procession, which shut down traffic on Flatbush Avenue, was escorted by about 2,000 motorcycles and exotic vehicles and ended with a star-studded ceremony that included Kanye West and Nas.
The 50-year-old rapper leaves behind 15 children.
The rapper rose to fame after his 1998 debut album, “It’s Dark and Hell is Hot,” rose to the top of the charts — going platinum five times.
He followed up with two more albums — “Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood” and “…And Then There Was X — in the span of a year, selling more than 8 million units.
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