How did Jamal Edwards die? | The Sun

MUSIC mogul Jamal Edwards sadly passed away on Sunday, February 20, 2022.

After an inquest into the SBTV founder's sudden passing, a cause of death has been confirmed.

How did Jamal Edwards die?

Jamal Edwards' cause of death has been confirmed after there was an inquest at West London coroner's court into the 31-year-old's passing.

The evidence showed cocaine toxicity in Edwards' body, assistant coroner Ivor Collett said, adding the cause of death was cardiac arrhythmia, following cocaine use.

The coroner concluded the cause of death was drug-related.

His mother, Brenda Edwards, said she was in a "state of shock" after discovering his cause of death, understanding he had taken recreational drugs.

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On February 21, 2022, Brenda confirmed his death in a statement that reads: "It is with the deepest heartache that I confirm that my beautiful son Jamal Edwards passed away yesterday morning after a sudden illness.

"Myself, his sister Tanish and the rest of his family and friends are completely devastated. He was the centre of our world."

Jamal, 31, was last seen attending the Brit Awards in the first week of February and performed as a DJ at a gig in North London in the evening of Saturday, February 19.

Who has paid tribute to Jamal Edwards?

Following the news of Jamal's death, thousands of people have paid tribute to the star on their social medias.

Chart-topper AJ Tracey was one of the first to pay tribute online, by tweeting: "RIP Jamal Edwards, west London legend status".

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The official Twitter handle of YouTube paid tribute to the legend with a post saying: “We’ve lost a legend today. Jamal Edwards was an inspiration to so many, supporting artists and shaping culture through @SBTVonline.

"Sending our condolences to Jamal’s family & community.”

Birmingham rapper Jaykae also paid tribute on Twitter, writing: "I think I can speak for us all as artists and as supporters of uk grime/rap scene when I say I owe this man so much!

"Helped me sometimes without even speaking of it. RIP Jamal Edwards, my guy man!!! Can’t believe I’m tweeting this. Legend. I love ya."

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Who did Jamal Edwards have on SBTV?

Jamal began SBTV as a YouTube channel in 2006.

By 2014, he amassed an estimated fortune of around £8 million and worked with artists like Ed Sheeran, Dave, Jessie J, Rita Ora, Bugzy Malone, Krept & Konan, and Stormzy among others.

His platform served as a perfect launching pad for the successful careers these artists are known for.

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