Jamal Edwards and Ed Sheeran were really close.

The SBTV founder helped launch Sheeran’s career.

He passed away on Sunday due to a sudden illness, his mother confirmed.

He was only 31 years old. Sheeran just turned 31 on Feb. 17.

“I haven’t posted anything coz I can’t find the words,” Sheeran wrote on Wednesday.

He added, “I can’t reply coz I don’t know what to say.”

He said that Jamal used his light to illuminate others and never asked for anything in return.

“I would not be here without him, professionally and personally,” he continued.

He concluded, “I’m so grateful to have existed within his orbit. My brother, come on.”