Leeds Hospital Apologizes For Care Of MF Doom

The hospital where MF DOOM died has issued an apology.

BYLavender Alexandria
Doom Perform At Arches In Glasgow

One of the most beloved underground rappers of all time, MF DOOM, passed away three years ago. Fans weren't made immediately aware of his passing. Later that year the rapper's widow informed the public through an Instagram post. In fact, very little about his late life and ultimate death was public knowledge until recently. A few days ago DOOM's widow Jasmine made some of the details public knowledge when she pleaded for answers surrounding his death.

Now, the hospital in Leeds where MF DOOM was being cared for has issued an apology for the rapper dying in their care. According to The Guardian, an investigation into his death revealed "missed opportunities" for treating his angioedema. The rapper's throat, tongue, and lips were reportedly swollen after he was prescribed medication to control his blood pressure. After receiving new medication he suffered breathing problems on October 23rd, 2023. Though his condition seemed to improve in the following days with treatment it suddenly and rapidly worsened. He was put on a ventilator and ultimately died on October 31st, 2023.

Details Of MF DOOM's Death Emerge

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 16: Doom performs on stage at The Forum on November 16, 2013 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by C Brandon/Redferns via Getty Images)

MF DOOM, whose real name is Daniel Dumile, faced less than optimal hospital arrangements. This was due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which prevented his wife Jasmine from seeing him during much of his stay. Once the public learned of the rap legend's passing dozens and dozens of fellow artists poured out love for him.

MF DOOM is still seen as a highly influential figure in hip-hop. Earlier this year The Weeknd was photographed sporting a mask that was clearly inspired by the one often worn by DOOM. Earlier this year Madlib teased fans with the long awaited follow-up to his and DOOM's collaborative album Madvillainy. The original album came out over 20 years ago and the sequel has been a long time coming. What do you think of the hospital apologizing for MF DOOM's tragic passing? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Lavender Alexandria is a music and culture journalist based in Los Angeles, California. She’s covered dozens of musical genres and styles from the most mainstream to the most experimental and underground on her blog and accompanying YouTube channel that looks at music, pop culture, and Billboard charts since 2017: Lav’s Music Corner. Lavender has produced editorial and listicle content both in written and video form over the past far years and has also interviewed up-and-coming artists like Censored Dialogue. Her experiences covering culture have taken her from Hyperpop parties in LA to underground rap shows in Atlanta, to DIY punk shows in Charlotte. Lavender has also written for iHeartRadio, covering some of the biggest artists in Hip Hop such as Ice Spice, Drake, Doja Cat and Cardi B. She also has bylines with ScreenRant and continues to write for Ringtone magazine. Lavender is a lifelong Charlotte Hornets fan and her favorite rap artists include Clipping, Little Simz, Earl Sweatshirt, and Kendrick Lamar.