Clueless star and former Fox News commentator Stacey Dash is going viral after posting a tearful TikTok after just finding out that rapper DMX died last year.
DMX passed away in April of 2021 due to a heart attack.
Dash, who appeared genuinely shocked by the news, related she had been scrolling TikTok and came upon a video featuring a DMX song that meant a lot to her. She noticed an RIP hashtag was included in the video's caption.
See Dash's emotional TikTok below.
Dash relayed how she found out about DMX in her video's caption, and acknowledged she was late to the news and had been out of the loop.
"Suddenly it says #RIP"
"i know I am late, i did not know he passed away, he #OD I am heartbroken—he was such a great guy."
Dash went on to lament DMX lost his fight with addiction, a struggle Dash revealed she herself shared with the late rapper.
“I am today six years and one month clean. And it breaks my heart. ... He lost to that demon of addiction."
She then implored her followers to stay strong in the face of their own addiction issues.
"Please, please, don’t lose.”
Dash rose to prominence in the role of Dionne in both the classic 90s teen rom-com Clueless and its TV adaptation, playing best friend and sidekick to the main character of Cher originated by Alicia Silverstone.
In 2014, Dash began appearing as a combative right-wing commentator on Fox News, frequently going viral for her vitriolic hot takes. She was fired in 2017.
But despite her former job in news, Dash told her fellow TikTokers she doesn't watch the news and hence missed DMX's death.
She told one dubious commenter:
"I didn't know. Like I said. I don't watch tv or read the news. So...🥺"
That didn't do much to quell the disbelief—or mockery—in her TikTok comments, however.
But some took a more sensitive approach, offering words of comfort to Dash.
Since being fired by Fox News, Dash has been busy launching a new career in interior design and has pitched a reality show about her new venture.