Jamal Edwards’ Mother Confirms Star’s Death Was Caused By Heart Arrhythmia After Recreational Drug Use

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In a moving tribute published on her personal social media, Jamal Edwards’ mother, Brenda Edwards, has officially confirmed the cause of her son’s tragic and sudden death.

In a post on Instagram, Brenda said: “Since I last spoke, I have sadly learned that the cause of Jamal’s devastating passing was due to a cardiac arrhythmia caused by having taken recreational drugs and I wanted to address this myself to everyone who loved, admired and respected my son.”

The 31-year-old founder of SBTV passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest at home in Acton, West London, on February 20. It is not yet clear what recreational drug Jamal had taken.

Brenda Edwards’ statement comes as the inquest into Jamal’s death starts. According to Sky News, coroner Catherine Wood was quoted as saying that Jamal “came home late one evening after work and he became increasingly agitated and suffered a cardiac arrest, and was deteriorating despite treatment.”

Neither Brenda Edwards nor her family were in court for the inquest, which is expected to resume in about eight weeks.

You can read Brenda’s statement in full below:

Fly high, JE.

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