Xzibit's newborn son, Xavier Kingston, passes away

05/26/2008 at 06:52 PM ET

Xzibitarr_jean_51618914_max_cbbBorn prematurely on May 15th, rapper Xzibit‘s son, Xavier Kingston Joiner, unfortunately passed away today, May 26th, at 3:30 a.m.  Although the baby was receiving oxygen, his lungs were extremely underdeveloped and were unable to handle the strenuous act of breathing any longer. 

Only an hour after the passing, Xzibit, 33, wrote on his Myspace page and shared that while "it is unnatural for a parent to bury a child," he has trust in God and knows that all of what happens is a part of the "perfect plan."

As you all know, I shared with you the announcement of my newborn son, Xavier Kingston Joiner, on May 15th and also informed you that he was born prematurely.  Well, this week was extremely difficult for him because his lungs were not strong enough to handle regular oxygen on his own.

Xavier passed away this morning at 3:30 a.m. and I must tell you this; it is unnatural for a parent to bury a child.  I am telling you this because of the same reason I tell you when I’m having a great time — life is too short to be fake.  Hold on to your kids if you have them, protect them, and show them you love them every day you wake up and see them, don’t take a second you get to hug them, teach them, and care for them for granted.  You can have all the material wealth in the world, but it is NOTHING compared to having your family. 

I am thankful for all of my blessings and I’m not one to question God’s perfect plan, so I leave you with great love and thanks for all the love that was sent earlier on my previous blog to my son.  Of course, I need to take some time and handle my loss. STAY FOCUSED PEOPLE.  It’s not promised to any of us.

R.I.P Xavier May 15th 2008 – May 26th 2008.

Source: Xzibit’s Myspace page; Photo by Lacroix/WireImage.

Thanks to everyone who sent this in.

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sara on

how terribly sad for xzibit and his family. please accept my deepest sympathies and rest in peace little xavier kingston.

jasmine on

I’m so sorry this happened. I like Xzibit and didn’t even know he had a newborn son. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. RIP little Xavier. 😦

Nita on

God Bless the Child

phoebe on

So sad, just awful news. I can not imagine a worse thing than a parent having to bury a child, it is not the order it is supposed to go. All my deepest love and sympathy to Xzibit and family, I hope they are able to find comfort in the knowledge that Xavier’s short time with them was filled with love. Just such terribly sad news.

Becky's Daughter on

So sad. I’ll be praying for his family.

Natasha on

My heart goes out to his family.

“Hold on to your kids if you have them, protect them, and show them you love them every day you wake up and see them, don’t take a second you get to hug them, teach them, and care for them for granted.”

That just touches my heart.

missy on

oh. that is just the saddest thing! they will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

Kaitlynn on

So sad to hear about the loss of your baby boy Xavier. My prayers are with you and your family.

Allie M. on

I am also so sorry to hear this news, I did not know he had a newborn son.

My prayers go out to him and his family during this heartbreaking time.

Carrie on

Heartbreaking. A parent’s worst nightmare.
I hope they will be ok. He seems to have a lot of faith and hopefully that will help him right now..

Michelle on

I’m so terribly sad for them. How absolutely heartbreaking. My prayers are with them.

jashmom on

Such sad news. My thoughts and prayers go out to Xzibit and his family!!!

RIP little Xavier Kingston!!!

Denise Briggs on

Sorry about your loss. May God give you the strength to heal. God bless.

vety on

his thoughts really get you don’t they? One minute you can be so frustrated and the next you’re just bawling watching them sleep and thanking your lucky stars for the blessings that you have. My heart goes out to him, he’s right, it’s unnatural to have to bury your child. God bless him and his family, they have a new guardian angel.

joy on

My heart hurts for him and his family, and I’m amazed at his wise and confident words. Praying that they will find healing…

carla at somethingaboutbaby.com on

My heart aches for his family. His comments really hit home. Children are a blessing. I spent 3+ months in the ICU with my preemie son before he passed away. I never thought that I would have to deal with the loss of a child, but many parents do. I will say a prayer for his little Xavier and my little boy.

Manda Jo on

This is so sad! Does anyone know how many weeks he was? He says he was a “lil premature” but with that serious of lung problems…that seems like he was really premature. I work as an RN in a NICU so I know first hand what ups and downs these poor parents go through. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.

Sarita on

This is very sad, I can’t even imagine losing a child. I wish them all the best dealing with their loss.

Inventing Matilda on

What a tremendous loss.

Ans on

I feel so sorry for this poor man, I can’t even imagine the pain of losing a child. What bothers me is that he seems less bitter because the death of his son is part of “God’s perfect plan”. He has every right to be angry, hurt, and destroyed inside. Why is it when things go well, everyone praises God, but when things go bad, they say it is God’s will? How can the death of a baby be part of God’s “plan”. This man has every right to grieve.

Bancie1031 on

I’m so sorry to hear about ur baby boy Xavier Kingston. I have been in ur shoes before so I understand ur pain. My heart and prayers are with you and your whole family at this time! Time will ease your pain, please be strong!

Man this is heartbreaking news, always is when a little one doesn’t make it. It truly makes you thankful for what you do have. My heart truly goes out to Xzibit.

SJ on

What a brave, brave man for taking the time to release his own statement. It would have been perfectly understandable for him to have his spokesperson do it.

I have a lot of time/respect for X. He’s a genuine guy.

I am terrible sorry for his loss and for his girlfriend’s loss.

Kelly on

R.I.P Xavier i dont listen to his music much but i know my brothers do & i know that from what i just read that he really knows what he is talking about & that he doesnt deserve this no one does & my prayers are with him & his family & i also pray that when i have kids i hope im able to have the same outlook he does

Jess on

I know his pain only too well. God bless, my thoughts and prayers are with them at this terrible heart-wrenching time. Sweet dreams baby Xavier, xxx.

Laura on

How sad to hear this news… My thoughts and prayers are with Xzibit and his family.

Jay on

My condolences to Xzibit and his family.

Nicole on

I am sad for him… he is so right in saying it is unnatural for a parent to bury a child. It happens all too often for me. My heart goes out to Xzibit & his family during this difficult time. I pray that some day, after these dark days, they see the sun again and find peace.

Louise on

god bless.

best wishes to Xhibit and his family, everybodys thoughts are with you x x

Amanda on

So sad, but moving at the same time. I pray for him and his family.

Pogue Mahone on

We almost lost one of our kids(now 10 years old) THREE times; once before birth(due to bloodclot inbetween placenta and cervix,with massive bleeding), at birth(not breathing) and for a week after(in NICU and periods of not breathing; he was even baptised in the nursery) and then 3 years ago at age 7 with Leukemia. We came close and thought he was going to die and THAT was horrible enough; I can’t even imagine if he(or any of our kids!) actually DID die. Nothing is worse than losing a child.My prayers and thoughts are with this family.

dickie on

I really like Xzibit and used to love to watch his show. I am so saddened to learn of his son’s death. My prayers are with him and his family.

Beka on

My deepest sympathys are with Xzibit and his family. I know first hand how hard it is to lose a preemie baby. RIP Xavier Kingston

Bella Mama on

how terribly sad..