British rapper MF DOOM has died at age 49, his representative has confirmed.
The hip-hop legend, who’s real name was Daniel Dumile died on Halloween. He was responsible for a number of coveted albums over his career.
His partner Jasmine confirmed his death in a heartbreaking letter posted to the musician’s Instagram, writing: “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.”
Dumile passed away two months ago, but the family only revealed the news on New Year’s Eve.
The post continued, saying: “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 rapper’s cause of death was not revealed.
Rhymesayers, one of the many labels he worked with throughout his career, also shared the news, writing: “With heavy hearts, we share these words from MF DOOM’s family.”
Dumile’s team confirmed the news to hip-hop publication XXL, revealing: “With heavy hearts, we share these words from MF DOOM’s family. It is our wish to continue to respect their privacy at this difficult time.”
MF DOOM was known for wearing a mask and adopting a “super villain” person in his work.
Fans mourned the loss of the musician, calling his death “tragic” and a “loss to the music industry.”
“Dude never got the props he deserved while alive. Creative and artistic, he was a true MC’s MC,” wrote one Twitter user.
“This one was the gut punch I didn’t need to end 2020,” wrote another.
Dumile is regarded as one of the most iconic rappers in hip hop history for his lyricisms and groundbreaking collaborations.