Legendary Hip Hop Artist MF Doom Dead at 49
MF DOOM, the mysterious rapper known for impossibly intricate rhyme schemes and his signature mask, has died at the age of 49. The rapper’s death was first announced by his wife, Jasmine, on his Instagram page. Richie Abbott, MF DOOM’s rep, confirmed his death to Rolling Stone. A cause of death was not immediately disclosed. Abbott confirmed that the rapper, whose real name was Daniel Dumile, died on October 31st of this year, but Dumile’s family did not disclose news of his death until Thursday evening.
“The greatest husband, father, teacher, student, business partner, lover and friend I could ever ask for,” Dumile’s wife, Jasmine, wrote. “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.”
It’s been a crap year for losses of great music acts, here’s one of MF Doom’s best tracks: