BET To Honor DMX With Exclusive Live Coverage Of His Homegoing Celebration – Update

Bruce Haring
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UPDATED, 7:50 AM: To honor the life of hip-hop icon and actor DMX, aka Earl Simmmons, BET will televise and stream BET Remembers DMX, along with live special coverage of his homegoing celebration Sunday, April 25. The coverage begins at 2:30 PM ET/11:30 AM PT on BET and its YouTube channel here.

Due to Covid-19 health and safety guidelines, in-person attendance to the homegoing celebration is restricted to close friends and family. BET also will air special programming Sunday to remember Simmons, including a selection of films and documentaries starring or featuring the late recording artist and actor.

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PREVIOUS, April 9: Hip-hop icon and actor DMX will be honored tonight by BET with a special block of programming, including the docuseries Chronicles: Ruff Ryder and Inside the Label: Ruff Ryders.

DMX, aka Earl Simmons, died today after suffering a heart attack on Friday, April 2.

Chronicles: Ruff Ryders will air on BET from 6-11 PM ET, with Inside the Label: Ruff Ryders on from 11 PM to midnight ET.

“We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of rap legend, DMX,” said Connie Orlando, EVP of specials, music programming & music strategy. “We join the millions of fans worldwide in sending our deepest condolences to his loved ones and the hip-hop community. He will truly be missed. DMX is part of the BET family. From countless appearances on our ‘Hip Hop Awards,’ including the cyphers to starring in his self-titled docuseries “DMX: Soul of a Man,” and most recently “Ruff Ryder Chronicles,” his talents extended beyond music, TV, and film.

“His work to help the less fortunate, including his hometown of Mount Vernon, New York, speaks to DMX’s benevolent spirit. We will keep his entire family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”

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