"May all our ancestors greet you with open arms..."

DOOM has posted a moving note following the death of his son.

The rapper – real name Daniel Dumile – rarely gives interviews, and when he does the topic rarely turns to his personal life.

Posting on Instagram, the new note from DOOM details an enormously sad loss in his life, with 14 year old son Malachi Ezekiel Dumile passing away.

"May all our ancestors greet you with open arms," it reads, calling him "the greatest son one could ask for".

Read the note in full below.

 

KING MALACHI EZEKIEL DUMILE 2/22/03 – 12/18/17 THE GREATEST SON ONE COULD ASK FOR. SAFE JOURNEY AND MAY ALL OUR ANCESTORS GREET YOU WITH OPEN ARMS. ONE OF OUR GREATEST INSPIRATIONS. THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING US TO BE YOUR PARENTS. LOVE YOU MALI.

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