Jamal Edwards, a well known figure in the music scene of the United Kingdom. Tragically passed away on February 20 due to a sudden heart attack. Renowned for his contributions as a pioneer in the genres of rap and grime. Jamals’ unexpected departure deeply saddened his family and friends. Brenda Edwards, known for her role as a panelist and talk show host on “Loose Women,” tenderly paid tribute to her cherished son. According to CNNs’ report Jamal was only 31 years old at the time of his untimely demise.
What is Jamal Known For?
Jamal’s legacy shines as an influential entrepreneur and music visionary, founding the SBTV grime and hip-hop platform in 2006. He was instrumental in kickstarting the careers of Ed Sheeran, Skepta, Jessie J, and Dave, as recognized by American Songwriter.
It’s worth mentioning that Jamal kickstarted his journey at 15 with a modest camera he received as a Christmas gift.
Ed Sheeran expressed his heartfelt tribute to Jamal, admitting his struggle to find the right words to convey his emotions.
“I can’t find the words to express my feelings, which is why I haven’t posted anything. I’m at a loss for what to say.”
Despite his speechlessness, Sheeran shared a photo of himself with Jamal.
“Jamal was my brother, radiating a brilliant light. He poured his heart into everyone, expecting nothing in return. A star’s light continues to shine for millions of years even after they’re gone, and Jamal’s light will illuminate every dark moment. We bear witness to his power.”
The town of Acton, England, held a candlelight vigil to mourn the loss of the talented star. Complex fondly remembers Jamal as the UK’s Beacon of Musical Light, reflecting on cherished memories.
The world will forever remember him as an artist, an entrepreneur, a lyrical genius, a talent scout, and a champion of good deeds.