Jamal Edwards' Mum Brenda Sings Whitney Houston At Son's Vigil Following His Tragic Death
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Jamal Edward's mum Brenda sang a Whitney Houston song at her son's vigil following his sudden death two days ago (20 February). Watch below:
Brenda, who finished fourth in the second series of The X Factor, performed one of the all time hits 'Greatest Love of All' in a moving tribute to her son who passed away the age of 31.
As she gracefully sang through a megaphone last night, the emotional lyrics to the song were: "I believe the children are the future. Learning to love yourself - it is the greatest love of all."
The YouTuber was the founder of SBTV, an online music platform that helped boost the careers of some of the country's biggest stars, including Dave and Ed Sheeran.
His mother, who's also known as a Loose Women panellist, released a statement yesterday (21 February), which was read out by Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain.
It read: "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.
"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, 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."
"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."
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