DMX: Hundreds Of Bikes Escort Monster Truck Carrying His Casket
DMX’s funeral procession brought Brooklyn to a standstill on Saturday as bikers escorted the monster truck carrying his casket to a memorial service at the Barclays Center, two weeks after he died of a heart attack.
A huge black monster truck emblazoned with ‘Long Live DMX’ brought the body of the late rapper and New York native from his home town of Yonkers to the arena in Brooklyn, New York City, Saturday afternoon, where a large crowd of fans had gathered.
The vehicle was flanked by members of the Ruff Ryders rap label as well as hundreds of motorbikes, with DMX’s shiny bright red coffin visible in the open air of the truck’s trailer.
The American rapper and actor Earl Simmons, known by his stage name DMX or Dark Man X, died on April 9 at the age of 50.
He suffered a heart attack a week earlier at his home in White Plains, New York, after an apparent drug overdose.
A woman watches the procession of DMX’s casket from the McLean Avenue bridge as it makes its way south on the New York State Thruway in Yonkers.
Fans gather outside the Barclays Center Saturday. The memorial service is closed to the public, with only the rapper’s family and friends able to attend but is being streamed live on DMX’s YouTube account at 4pm ET
A makeshift memorial after news of DMX’s death spread.
Mourners paid their respects and placed memorabilia outside the White Plains, New York, hospital where he died.