According to PMC PubMed Central, 3.8 of 10,000 babies suffer from the rarest genetic disorder of the abdominal wall defect that causes internal organs to grow outside of the body and Victoria Anne Simmons was of them. she was supposed to be the last of 6 children of Joseph and Justine Simmons but she couldn’t live. If you are a follower of rap music, then we bring you a story from the abode of one of your well loved icons and pioneer of the influential hip-hop group Run- DMCmusic, DJ Run who is now Rev Run. However, His late daughter Victoria Anne Simmons is the topic of this discussion.

Who is Victoria Anne Simmons?

Victoria Anne Simmons was born on 26th September, 2006 at Queens Borough in New York. Victoria was born through a cesarean section and weighed 4 pounces 5 ounces at birth. Sadly, doctors couldn’t save her life hence, she died four hours after she was born. Victoria Anne Simmons died on the same day she was born. Victoria Anne Simmons was born to Joseph Simmons and Justine Simmons and she’s confirmed to be a Libra. Being aware her unborn baby had a rare birth defect, Justine Simmons still persisted to have it anyway and refused to acknowledge the doctor’s advice to terminate the pregnancy to save herself.

Late Victoria Anne Simmons has six siblings, (two full brothers, three half siblings and an adoptive sister). let us discuss little about Victoria’s siblings.

Vannessa Simmons is the oldest daughter of DJ Run with his first wife Valerie Vaugh. Vannessa is a 38 year old actress and entrepreneur with a line of businesses. She was born on 28th August, 1983.

Angela Simmons is the second child of DJ Run. Angela was borne in September, 1987 and is 34 years old. she is also an actress and a co-business partner with her elder sister Vannessa Simmons

Joseph Simmons Jr

Jojo, as his stage name as a rapper goes follows in his father’s footsteps. he is the oldest son of the rapper. he is also an actor and has appeared in the family show Runs House albeit only 14 episodes. Jojo was born in September,1989.

Daniel Dwayne Simmons II

Daniel is Run’s second born son and the oldest with his second wife, Justine Daniel Dwayne. He is a rapper and can boast of two rap albums; Unexpected Arrival in 2012 and Lighten Up in2018.

Russel Simmons II

Russel was named after Rev Run’s elder brother, a music icon, Russel Simmons. Russell is the second son of Justine born in August 1997. he is 26 years old. He also appeared on the family show Runs family and he featured his father’s show Rev Runs Around the world.

Miley Simmons

Miley was adopted after Victoria passed away and she is the last non-biological addition to he family.

What happened to Victoria Anne Simmons?


On September 26, 2006, Victoria Anne Simmons died from a condition known as omphalocele, a birth defect that caused her organs to grow outside her body. this condition causes an abdominal wall defect, which means the baby’s belly wall wasn’t developed to seal the stomach opening, which leaves organs such as the intestines hanging out of her belly. Victoria died four hours after she was born, due to this condition in Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA where she was born. The doctors couldn’t get the time to save her life.

Background of Victoria Anne Simmons’ parents.

Victoria’s parents are Joseph Simmons and Justine Simmons. Joseph Simmons, popularly known as Rev Run or Dj Run, is an American Rapper, producer, Dj and television personality. He was one of the founding members of the vibrant hip-hop group Run-DMC before becoming famous with his family’s MTV reality show Run’s House.

Justine, on the other hand, is a designer, philanthropist and an author. She designs the jewelry line Brown Sugar. Sha has published God Can You Hear Me and Take Back Your Family as an author.