British music businessman and famous YouTuber Jamal Edwards passed away on Sunday, according a rep who spoke to Sky News.
Jamal Edwards dies: What’s the cause of death?
From what we understand, Edwards, 31, gave no indications of ailment when he performed at an event in North London, on Saturday. However, the rep confirmed to Sky News, Edwards left his family and friends gob-smacked when he died suddenly on Sunday evening.
At this time, an inquest is underway to determine the cause of death which, at the time this article was published, had not been revealed.
Jamal Edwards biography
Born on 24 August 1990, Edwards was a Luton native who made a name for himself as a respected music businessman, DJ and founder of SB.TV, an online urban entertainment platform responsible for launching the careers of British megastars like Dave, Ed Sheeran, Skepta and Jessie J.
While Edwards progressed relatively well in school, his passion for music and entertainment was always his greatest ambition.
After obtaining a BTech diploma in Music at the West London College, Edwards launched SB.TV in 2006, a YouTube platform that first started out with the up-and-coming entertainer posting videos of his attempts at rapping.
Soon, Edwards turned the camera away from himself and towards Britain’s rising stars, with the likes of Rita Ora appearing in episodes before they catapulted to global fame.
Edwards was also a published author who, in 2013, released a self-help ebook titled Self Belief: The Vision: How To Be a Success on Your Own Terms.
In 2015, Queen Elizabeth honoured Edwards with an MBE for his work in music.
He is survived by his mother Brenda, his stepfather Patrick, and his younger sister Tanisha.
Fans pay tribute to UK music legend
The untimely death of Edwards sent shockwaves across the UK’s entertainment industry. Here are some of the reactions we picked out from fans who’ve paid tribute to the UK music legend:
We’ve lost a legend today. Jamal Edwards was an inspiration to so many, supporting artists and shaping culture through @SBTVonline. Sending our condolences to Jamal’s family & community ❤️— YouTube (@YouTube) February 20, 2022
Rest in peace to a legend, without Jamal Edwards what would UK music be, what would UK culture be. Forever.— 👤 (@CLINT419) February 20, 2022
We're deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jamal Edwards. An inspiration to many, we're honoured that he was part of our Chelsea family.— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 20, 2022
Our thoughts are with everyone who knew and loved him. 💙 pic.twitter.com/QbVOf6RU6Z
RIP to a legend. Jamal Edwards 👑 pic.twitter.com/HIh4jqKMJc— Dreezy (@DreezyLDN1) February 20, 2022