Rapper MF DOOM passed away on October 31 at age 49. His wife Jasmine revealed the iconic British born rapper's death on Instagram on Dec. 31.
"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."
No cause of death was disclosed, but the internet says he committed suicide because he never got over the death of his beloved 14-year-old son King Malachi Ezekiel Dumile.
DOOM, who was born Daniel Dumile, announced his son's death on December 18, 2017, writing:
"KING MALACHI EZEKIEL DUMILE 2/22/03 – 12/18/17 The greatest son one could ask for. Safe journey and may all our ancestors greet you with open arms. One of our greatest inspirations. ‘Thank you for allowing us to be your parents. Love you, Mali."
Tributes poured in for MF DOOM on social media from fellow rappers including DJ Premier, Tyler the Creator, Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest and Jay Electronica.
"RIP to another Giant your favorite MC’s MV .. MF DOOM!! crushing news...," Q-Tip tweeted. While Tyler the Creator wrote: "Safe travels villain."
And music streaming website Spotify tweeted: "All caps when you spell the man name. R.I.P. MF DOOM."
DOOM began his career in 1988 as Zev Love X in the rap trio KMD. DOOM's brother Dingilizwe Dumile, aka KMD's Subroc, was killed in 1993.
Rapper Danny Brown shared a video clip of DOOM from his KMD days, speaking about politics and the importance of voter registration.
— Danny Brown (@xdannyxbrownx) December 31, 2020