The renowned British entrepreneur, who received an MBE for his services to music through his online platform SBTV, tragically died in February.
Four months after the DJ’s unexpected demise, his 53-year-old mother has revealed startling details about his death in a poignant Twitter message.
Brenda Edwards Confirms Her Son Died After Taking ‘Recreational Drugs’
On Tuesday, June 7, the music mogul’s mother penned a lengthy message on her social media platform, sharing new insights into the death of her 31-year-old son.
The former contestant on the competitive series “The X Factor” began her powerful piece by first thanking everyone who supported the Edwards family through their difficulties.
After expressing her gratitude, the “Songs of Praise” presenter confessed that since the last time she talked about the music pioneer, she has been in a “state of shock.”
The 53-year-old became burdened after discovering her son’s death was surprisingly not natural but influenced by drugs. The TV personality wrote:
“I have sadly learned that the cause of Jamal’s devastating passing was due to cardiac arrhythmia caused by having taken recreational drugs.”
The grieving parent noted that she wanted to break the news to everyone who “loved, admired and respected” the SB.TV founder before the media got wind of the situation.
Since discovering the entertainer’s drug-induced demise, the “Loose Women” panelist has been unable to deal with the heartbreaking details.
However, the 53-year-old wanted the world to know because no other mother or loved one needed to experience the aftermath she and her daughter Tanisha endured after Jamal’s death.
Remembering the Prince’s Trust late ambassador, the Bedfordshire native described her son as someone who had the “world at his fingertips and a zest for life” that ended far too early.
Despite her pain, the entrepreneur’s mother used the DJ’s passing to warn others about the negative impacts of drugs, stating that the YouTuber was proof that these substances could harm anyone.
The England native hoped that the MBE title holder’s death would inspire others to choose better options when faced with similar situations as recreational drugs were “extremely unpredictable.”
The mother-of-two wrote: “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.”
Brenda confessed that she would do “anything” to raise Jamal from his grave, but as necromancy was not possible, she wished to achieve possible feats like saving one soul from the same fate.
The BBC One Network star also mentioned her mother/son relationship with the icon, describing it as “one of the strongest” pairings because of their best friends status.
As for the legacy the media personality left behind, the 53-year-old revealed that out of all her son’s remarkable qualities, Jamal made her proud with his “selfless” nature.
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“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,” the doting parent wrote.
Brenda concluded her post by sharing that she had recently launched the Jamal Edwards Self Belief Trust to preserve Jamal’s incredible legacy by providing a sense of community for the youths.
Jamal Edwards Spent His Final Moments With His Family
As reported by The Blast, the late Jamal was a beacon of light in the music industry that promoted the careers of several A-listers, including Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, Stormzy, and Emeli Sandé.
Naturally, the world mourned the loss of great talent at such a young age, but no one felt the entertainer’s absence more than his loved ones, especially his mother.
In her first interview after her son’s death, Brenda recalled the heartbreaking moment the 31-year-old left the world in the presence of herself and her daughter Tanisha.
The bereaved mother explained that the YouTuber suddenly experienced a cardiac arrest and died while holding hands with his family.
Although it was comforting to know Jamal died surrounded by love, the music mogul’s mother confessed that his death was a memory she would never forget.
The TV presenter also revealed that her son left instructions for his funeral, and the ceremony was held with a blue and white theme in Luton, his birthplace.