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Daniel Dumile, the hip-hop artist who performed in a metal mask under the moniker MF Doom for years, has actually died, his family revealed on Thursday (December 31). According to a note published to his social media accounts, Doom died on October 31; no cause was offered.

His other half, Jasmine, penned the declaration that started, “Start all things by providing thanks to THE ALL!” and was addressed to “Dumile.”

” The greatest hubby, dad, instructor, trainee, company partner, fan and friend I could ever ask for,” it reads. “Thank you for all the important things you have actually revealed, taught and given to me, our children and our household. Thank you for teaching me how to forgive beings and give another chance, not to be so quick to judge and cross out. Thank you for showing how not to be scared to enjoy and be the very best person I could ever be. My world will never ever be the exact same without you. Words will never express what you and Malachi suggest to me, I love both and love you constantly. May THE ALL continue to bless you, our family and the planet.”

Born in London and raised in New York after his household relocated to New York, Doom spent his early years in music as Zev Love X in the rap group KMD with his bro, DJ Subroc, in the early 1990 s. After his sibling’s death, Doom reemerged as a formidable underground hip-hop existence, donning what became his signature mask comparable to that of Marvel Comics bad guy Medical professional Doom.

In the annals of music history, Doom is perhaps best known for 2004’s Madvillainy, one of the most celebrated hip-hop albums of all time. A collaboration with DJ and manufacturer Madlib, the duo called themselves Madvillain, and their debut album showcased a panoply of below ground sounds that, in addition to fellow visionary J Dilla, helped strengthen a moody sonic vocabulary for the genre rooted in unforeseen samples and hazy beats. They released a remix album in 2008.

An exceptionally respected artist, his discography went well beyond Madvillainy A manufacturer as well as an MC, Doom made music for other artists like Ghostface Killah and Joey Badass.

Along with Danny Brown, he included on The Avalanches’s alert hit “Frankie Sinatra” in2016 Previously in December, he released a slightly psychedelic brand-new cooperation with BadBadNotGood entitled “The Chocolate Conquistadors.”

Fellow artists and fans are sharing their love for Doom on social media.

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