YouTube Star Jamal Edwards' 'Sudden' Cause Of Death Is Out & Celeb Tributes Are Pouring In
He was 31 and he helped so many musicians. 😢
British YouTuber, entrepreneur and musician Jamal Edwards died unexpectedly at the age of 31 on Sunday, leaving fans, celebrity musicians and even a royal family member in mourning.
The U.K.-based music mogul was reportedly out DJing on Saturday night before he was found dead the next morning.
"Myself, his sister Tanisha and the rest of his family and friends are completely devastated. He was the centre of our world," Brenda Edwards wrote in her statement.
"I would like to thank everyone for their messages of love and support. Jamal was an inspiration to myself and so many. Our love for him lives on, his legacy lives on."
Even though Edwards' life was cut short, he had accomplished quite a lot.
Edwards was the founder of the online music platform SBTV, where some of the biggest grime and rap musicians from the U.K. saw their come-up to stardom, reports BBC. He's been credited with helping to launch the careers of several well-known British artists such as Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, Skepta and Dave.
Since the news spread of Edwards' sudden death, many of his colleagues and friends have shared their tributes, including Prince Charles and many British musicians.
Rita Ora shared a post on Instagram paying tribute to the late musician, sharing that her first-ever interview was with him.
"Jamal, our endless talks on music and the belief you had in me and so many of us before we even believed in ourselves," wrote Ora. "I'm devastated. No words can describe how grateful I am to [have] been in your presence."
Edwards was an ambassador for the Prince's Trust, Prince Charles' charity, among other things. The trust mourned him on Twitter as an "incredible innovator and entrepreneur" who has been "an inspiration for so many young people."
An incredible innovator and entrepreneur, Jamal Edwards MBE has been an inspiration for so many young people, through our work and beyond. Our thoughts are with his family.pic.twitter.com/eTJhu3llrz— PrincesTrust (@PrincesTrust) 1645399702
Idris Elba also tweeted, "You @jamaledwards will be missed. We just lost one."
Edwards was an avid fan of Chelsea FC, and the team also mourned him after the news of his death broke.
We're deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jamal Edwards. An inspiration to many, we're honoured that he was part of our Chelsea family.\n\nOur thoughts are with everyone who knew and loved him. pic.twitter.com/QbVOf6RU6Z— Chelsea FC (@Chelsea FC) 1645399870
"An inspiration to many, we're honoured that he was part of our Chelsea family," shared the football team.
Edwards' last Instagram post was a birthday message for Ed Sheeran, whom he described as "the OG."
"Blessed to have you in my life brother," Edwards captioned a photo of the two of them. "Keep smashing it & inspiring us all G!"
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