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Monster Tuck Carries DMX's Coffin As Funeral Brings Brooklyn To Standstill

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Monster Tuck Carries DMX's Coffin As Funeral Brings Brooklyn To Standstill

DMX's coffin was carried on a huge monster truck as its made its way to a memorial service in New York.

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The late rapper's casket was carried in the black monster truck with the words 'Long Live DMX' written along the side, while hundreds of motorcyclists packed out the roads.

Traffic was brought to a standstill in Brooklyn as the rapper's body was taken from Yonkers to a memorial service at the Barclays Center, two weeks after he died of a heart attack.

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A crowd of fans gathered outside the arena, where floral tributes had been placed ahead of the ceremony.

There was also an image of DMX with wings alongside his lyrics: "We each have a star, all we have to do is find it. Once you do, everyone who sees it will be blinded."

Residents were told to expect traffic delays as the procession passed through, with New York Police Department tweeting to say: "Temporary closures south on the Major Deegan to the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge to the westbound Grand Central Parkway."

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Credit: Twitter
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DMX, real name Earl Simmons, died aged 50 on 2 April after being placed on life support days earlier.

Announcing the sad news in a statement, his family said: "We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50-years-old at White Plains Hospital with his family by his side after being placed on life support for the past few days.

"Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end. He loved his family with all of his heart and we cherish the times we spent with him.

"Earl's music inspired countless fans across the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever.

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"We appreciate all of the love and support during this incredibly difficult time.

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Credit: Twitter

"Please respect our privacy as we grieve the loss of our brother, father, uncle and the man the world knew as DMX.

"We will share information about his memorial service once details are finalized."

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DMX's lawyer Murray Richman told NBC: "Earl is a sweet guy. Earl was a person who could tell such a story. He was a person with such depth.

"It's a heartbreaker."

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@2cool2blog

Topics: US News

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