Social media users have taken to Twitter to share their favourite songs, movies and memories of the late American rapper and actor Earl Simmons, known by the stage name DMX.

DMX died on Friday after suffering a heart attack. He was 50 years old.

The chart-topping artist’s songs included “Party Up (Up in Here)” and “X Gon’ Give It To Ya.”

Some described his music as inspirational, while others said his songs were anthems that reminded them of their youth.

DMX was also known for his spiritual believes. It is said he always prayed before and after every live performance.