Brenda Edwards Confirms Son Jamal Died Of Heart Attack After Taking Drugs In Heartbreaking Statement
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Brenda Edwards has confirmed that her son Jamal died of a heart attack after taking 'recreational drugs'.
The YouTuber and founder of SBTV, who died in February at the age of 31, was responsible for helping launch the careers of some of the UK's biggest stars, including Dave and Ed Sheeran.
On social media, Brenda, 53, shared an emotional statement with her followers, which read: "Firstly, I wanted to thank each and every one of you who has reached out, sent messages and been there for me and my family since Jamal passed away in February.
"We have been so incredibly touched by the outpouring of love and support, and you are all helping us try and get through the unimaginable.
"Since I last spoke, I have sadly learned that the cause of Jamal's devastating passing was due to cardiac arrhythmia caused by having taken recreational drugs and I wanted to address this myself to everyone who loved, admired and respected my son.
"Since finding out the news I've been in a state of shock, and I'm still trying to process it, but it's so important to me that I do address it as no mother or any loved one should have to go through what Jamal's sister, Tanisha, and I have been through since he passed.
"Jamal had the world at his fingertips - a zest for life and he was unwittingly taken away far too soon.
"Yet we have to come to terms with what has happened, and Jamal is proof that this can happen to anyone.
"These types of substances are extremely unpredictable, and we can only hope that this will encourage others to think wisely when faced with similar situations in the future. His passing has shown that any one bad decision on any one occasion can lead to devastating consequences.
Rest In Peace my beautiful baby 💙💙💙 pic.twitter.com/SVxd6hJ5iN— Brenda Edwards (@brenda_edwards) June 7, 2022
"It's so important that we help drive more conversation about the unpredictability of recreational drugs and the impact that they can have. How it takes just one bad reaction to destroy lives. I would do anything to have my son back but that is just not possible so if I can help save one life, then we will have achieved something."
She continued: "Jamal and I had one of the strongest mother/son relationships you could imagine. We were best friends and out of his many, many wonderful qualities the one that made me most proud was his mission to help others - he was the most selfless person I knew.
"He opened doors to let others walk through and from Jamal's own experiences in life he just wanted to help people thrive; to live; to connect; to love; to laugh, and most importantly to just be happy.
"Jamal inspired so many - working tirelessly to unite and to give a platform to countless people and communities across the UK, and something I know for certain is that the impact he had on those lives will live on. I'm so incredibly proud of everything he achieved over the course of his 31 years; I'm so proud to call him my son.
"That's why, with the recently launched Jamal Edwards Self Belief Trust, we will continue to not only honour his name but to help those in need, placing a special emphasis on the mental wellbeing of its service users.
"The Trust is in place to help provide a sense of community for young people, offering a safe space of their own to help develop their skills and explore who they are.
"Through that we will continue to preserve Jamal's incredible legacy by continuing the positive change he had on the lives of so many.
She signed off by quoting her son: "In Jamal's own words - 'the goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will'."
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