LeBron James among athletes paying respects to DMX after news of rapper's death

Cassandra Negley
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Legend. Icon. The sports world is honoring legendary rapper DMX, who died Friday at the age of 50. The Grammy-nominated artist suffered a heart attack at his home on April 2 and was in a coma for seven days. His family said he was on life support. 

DMX, born with the birth name Earl Simmons, "was a warrior who fought till the very end," his family said in a statement. Tributes and honors poured in from athletes, including Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, after news of his death.  

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