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Rap world celebrates life and legacy of MF DOOM

Rap industry icons echo DOOM’s praises online

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 23:  Rapper MF Doom performs live on stage during the first day of the 'I'll Be Your Mirror' festival, curated By Portishead & ATP, at Alexandra Palace on July 23, 2011 in London, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Jim Dyson/Redferns)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 23: Rapper MF Doom performs live on stage during the first day of the 'I'll Be Your Mirror' festival, curated By Portishead & ATP, at Alexandra Palace on July 23, 2011 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jim Dyson/Redferns) (2011 Jim Dyson)

MF DOOM, the masked and often mysterious rapper, died at the age of 49 on Oct. 31, his family confirmed on Thursday.

According to a report by The Associated Press, DOOM’s cause of death has not yet been released.

The rapper, who was born in London and raised in New York as Daniel Dumile, began his career in music in the late 80s.

“Dumile released six studio albums under different stage names, including King Geedorah and Viktor Vaughn,” The Associated Press reported. “He collaborated with producer Madlib on the 2004 album “Madvillainy,” which was considered his most celebrated release.”

In an Instagram post, Dumile’s wife, Jasmine, expressed her love for DOOM and called him “the greatest husband, father, teacher, student, business partner, lover and friend” she could have ever asked for.

“Thank you for teaching me how to forgive beings and give another chance, not to be so quick to judge and write off,” Jasmine said. “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.”

Much like his presence on the rap scene, the rapper’s sudden absence made waves across the industry and his fans and friends echoed both praise and remorse.

Below are just a few reactions from fans, rappers and performers on the loss of MF DOOM:

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