One of Hip Hop’s most enigmatic MCs, DOOM (also known as MF Doom), took to social media on Monday (December 18) to announce some crushing news. According to his Facebook post, the Operation: Doomsday rapper’s 14-year-old son, King Malachi Ezekiel Dumile, has passed away.

“KING MALACHI EZEKIEL DUMILE 2/22/03 – 12/18/17,” he wrote. “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.”

Details surrounding the teenager’s death are scarce.

DOOM, who routinely flies under the radar, has been active this year. In addition to his collaboration with Westside Gunn, WestsideDOOM, he’s also working on an upcoming project with Brooklyn rapper Bishop Nehru — Elevators: Act I & II. This marks the second time the two will work together. Their last joint effort was 2014’s NehruvianDoom. 

Drake also sparked rumors of a possible collaboration with Metal Fingers earlier this month but nothing has been confirmed outside of the 6 God’s cryptic “Accordian” quote.

Rapload sends its condolences to DOOM’s family.