MF DOOM’s cause of death has been revealed

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The pioneering rapper and producer died in October 2020 aged 49.

Jasmine Dumile, MF DOOM‘s wife, has revealed that the late artist passed away following a severe and ‘rare’ reaction to blood pressure medication due to a condition called angioedema. The rapper born Daniel Dumile died on 31 October 2020 and his passing was confirmed via a statement from his family on New Year’s Eve of that year.

As LeedsLive reports, an inquiry into the artist’s death has revealed new details surrounding his health and medical treatment at the time of his passing, which occurred while he was being treated in a Leeds hospital. Partner Jasmine explained that DOOM had been suffering from health conditions including kidney disease and high blood pressure, leading to weight gain and anxiety. He had been prescribed ACE inhibitors for his high blood pressure however developed a breathing problems, and swelling in his mouth and throat, after two doses.

DOOM’s was hospitalised at St James’ hospital in Leeds following the reaction and was placed on a respirator as his condition worsened. Due to the Covid-19 regulations at the time, Jasmine was not allowed to be with her husband while he was in hospital. “I was not able to see him until the 31 [of October] – that’s when the respirator was turned off that was helping him breathe,” she told the inquest hearing.

The inquiry into DOOM’s death is still ongoing, as his wife and her legal representatives raise concerns about the medical care he received while in hospital, and whether medical negligence could have contributed to his passing. Jasmine alleges that DOOM was not checked in on regularly and his medications were delivered late. She also claimed DOOM’s bedside “buzzer” was out of his reach, meaning he was unable to alert on-duty staff to his condition. According to Jasmine, DOOM had phoned phoned her “in distress” while in hospital as his reaction got worse.

Former Crack Magazine cover star DOOM passed aged 49. In a statement announcing his death, Jasmine described him as: “the greatest husband, father, teacher, student, business partner, lover and friend I could ever ask for.”

Listen to the MF DOOM tribute mix made by KeiyA below.