Yonkers is contemplating memorial service, statue in honor of DMX – Sports activities Grind Leisure

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The town of Yonkers may be the site of a public memorial service for rappers DMX, while the town is considering building a statue in honor of the hometown's son, according to TMZ.

DMX died Friday after being in a coma for the last week following a massive heart attack on April 2nd.

A family source told TMZ that there will be both public and private memorials and that there will be a meeting with Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano on Monday to discuss plans, including the possibility of a public service the Yonkers Raceway, the largest venue in town.

Spano reportedly endorses the plans for the raceway service. A representative of the racecourse informed the TMZ that no inquiries about the use of the facility have been made. The circuit can accommodate up to 7,500 people, but current state guidelines limit that capacity to 20 percent.

Mike Spano, Mayor of Yonkers, New York.Mike Spano, Mayor of Yonkers, New York.AP

The mayor also noted the possibility of building a statue for DMX – similar to how the community is already honoring another music legend from the hometown, "Queen of Jazz" Ella Fitzgerald, with a statue next to the Metro-Nord station.

DMX performs at the 10th annual ONE Musicfest at Centennial Olympic Park on September 8, 2019 in Atlanta.DMX performs at the 10th annual ONE Musicfest at Centennial Olympic Park on September 8, 2019 in Atlanta.WireImage

Page 6 has asked the mayor's office for further comments.