On New Year’s Eve, fans were stunned to learn that rapper and producer Daniel Dumile had died months earlier, on Halloween. We knew him as MF DOOM, but also as King Geedorah and Viktor Vaughn. News of his passing was revealed by his family, though no further explanation was given. The mysterious nature of the announcement was consistent with Dumile’s persona. To the very end, MF DOOM moved in mystery, yet ensured no one could ignore him, forget him, or dismiss him.