MF DOOM, Legendary Underground Rapper, Dies at 49

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MF DOOM (Daniel Dumile), the legendary underground rapper known for his elaborate lyrics, genre-bending collaborations, and iconic “supervillain” mask/persona, died on Oct. 31 at the age of 49 according to a post on his social media accounts written by his wife.

A person familiar with the situation has confirmed with SPIN the news of his death.

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“The greatest husband, father, teacher, student, business partner, lover and friend I could ever ask for,” the Instagram post written by Dumile’s wife, Jasmine, states. “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.”

The post concludes by saying that the rapper “transitioned” on Oct. 31. See the full post below.

Last year, DOOM spoke with SPIN about the 15th anniversary of the iconic Madvillainy after originally being featured by SPIN back in 2004 surrounding the release of Mm..Food.

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