MF DOOM Confirmed Dead at 49

The legendary rapper “transitioned” in October.
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Legendary rapper MF DOOM, born Daniel Dumile, has been confirmed to have passed away, according to his wife.

The Instagram account for MF DOOM updated with a new post, as written by MF DOOM’s wife, Jasmine Dumile. The post confirms his untimely death had actually occurred on Halloween, October 31, 2020. The post’s caption acts as an honorific obituary, thanking the artist for his roles as a family man, friend, lover, and more.

The full caption is below:

“To Dumile

The greatest husband, father, teacher, student, business partner, lover and friend I could ever ask for. 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

Transitioned October 31,2020”

The British-born, Long Island-raised rap artist first emerged onto the music scene in the late 80s with his group KMD, but adopted the MF DOOM moniker and mask in 1999 with the album Operation: Doomsday. Throughout his career, MF DOOM continued to release albums with his signature underground style, while also contributing to significant milestones in rap culture, including a collaborative project with DJ Danger Mouse called Danger DOOM, producing tracks for Ghostface Killah, working with television program block Adult Swim and more.

The rapper even worked with Nike, officially collaborating on a pair of Dunk His in July of 2007 during the brand’s Black Box series of releases.

MF DOOM was 49 years old.

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