MF Doom Dead at 49

MF Doom has died at 49 years old.

Doom, who was born Daniel Dumiel, passed away on Oct. 31. The cause of death has not been revealed.

The news of the British-born rapper’s death was shared via his social media accounts on Thursday (Dec. 31). In a statement written by his wife, Jasmine, she expressed how much the influential rhymer meant to their family and praised the man he was prior to his passing.

“The greatest husband, father, teacher, student, business partner, lover and friend I could ever ask for,” the statement reads. “Thank you for all the things you have shown, taught and given to me, our children and our family. Thank you for teaching me how to forgive beings and give another chance, not to be so quick to judge and write off. Thank you for showing how not to be afraid to love and be the best person I could ever be. My world will never be the same without you. Words will never express what you and Malachi mean to me, I love both and adore you always. May THE ALL continue to bless you, our family and the planet. All my Love Jasmine Transitioned October 31,2020.”

MF Doom’s team offered a statement as well: “With heavy hearts, we share these words from MF DOOM’s family. It is our wish to continue to respect their privacy at this difficult time.”

The passing of the masked rapper comes three years after the death of his 14-year-old son, Malachi Ezekiel Dumile. MF Doom shared the tragic news via Facebook back in 2017. The cause of death was not shared at the time.

Doom, who has worked on a number of collaborative efforts with the likes of Madlib (Madvillainy), Danger Mouse (Danger Doom), Ghostface Killah (Doomstarks), Jneiro Jarel (JJ Doom), Bishop Nehru (NehruvianDoom) and Czarface (Czarface Meets Metal Face), was widely known for his “super villain” stage persona. His signature mask was could be likened to Marvel Comics super-villain Doctor Doom.

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