Jamal Edwards' Mother Releases Statement Following Son's Death
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Jamal Edwards' mother has spoken out following news of her son's death.
The YouTuber was the founder of SBTV, an online music platform that launched the careers of some of the country's biggest stars, including Dave and Ed Sheeran.
The 31-year-old's mum Brenda Edwards has now released a statement, which was read out by Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain.
It said: "It is with the deepest heartache that I confirm that may beautiful son Jamal Edwards passed away yesterday (20 February) after a sudden illness.
"Myself, his sister Tanisha and the rest of his family and friends are completely devastated. He was the centre of our world.
.@susannareid100 reads out a statement from Jamal Edwards’ mother and our dear colleague Brenda Edwards.— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) February 21, 2022
Our condolences and thoughts are with Brenda and Jamal’s family and friends. pic.twitter.com/IE5qGVZnKB
"As we come to terms with his passing we ask for privacy to grieve this unimaginable loss.
"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.
"Long live Jamal Edwards MBE, MBA, PHD."
Since news of Jamal's death was announced last night, tributes have poured in for him, with those who knew him sharing their condolences with his family.
AJ Tracey tweeted: "RIP Jamal Edwards, west London legend status."
George the Poet wrote: "RIP Jamal Edwards. Giving God thanks that you did what he sent you to do. So many of us owe our careers to you bro. Thank you for everything."
Devastated, RIP JAMAL EDWARDS ❤️— Yung Filly (@yungfilly1) February 20, 2022
I cannot believe I’m typing this, this has floored me. RIP Jamal Edwards.— Kae Kurd (@KaeKurd) February 20, 2022
Forged his own path. A trailblazer, always had a smile on his face and was nice to everyone. Rest in Peace bro. pic.twitter.com/b2P4NRfQ3h
RIP Jamal Edwards, west london legend status ✊🏽👑💙— 🥷🏽 (@ajtracey) February 20, 2022
"Just heard the news. Absolutely heartbroken," wrote MistaJam.
"Jamal Edwards was a one of a kind. A trailblazer, a pioneer, a beacon, a genius. Sending love and prayers to his family. He will truly be missed.
"God Bless you Jamal Edwards."
Adam Deacon wrote: "Today I was on set when I found out the tragic news that my good friend Jamal Edwards had passed away and I’m honestly heartbroken. Jamal was one of the nicest, most down to earth and humble men I’ve met in this industry. He always gave me time even when no one else would.
"He was an inspiration and what he achieved in life was truly remarkable. Thinking of his friends and family at this devastating time. RIP Jamal Edwards."