Jamal Edwards' Cause Of Death Revealed In Moving Statement From Mother

Jamal Edwards' Cause Of Death Revealed In Moving Statement From Mother

June 08, 2022

Many individuals and communities have been saddened by the news of Jamal Edwards' passing on February 20 at his home in Acton, West London. His mother, Brenda Edwards, recently confirmed the cause of his death after an inquest, which opened this week, found that he suffered from a cardiac arrest from taking recreational drugs.

In a public statement, she shares: "I have sadly learned that the cause of Jamal's devastating passing was due to cardiac arrhythmia caused by having taken recreational drugs and I wanted to address this myself to everyone who loved, admired and respected my son. Since finding out the news I've been in a state of shock, and I am still trying to process it. But it's so important to me that I do address it as no mother or any loved one should have to go through what Jamal's sister, Tanisha, and I have been through since he passed.

"Yet we have to come to terms with what has happened, and Jamal is proof that this can happen to anyone. These types of substances are extremely unpredictable, and we can only hope that this will encourage others to think wisely when faced with similar situations in the future. His passing has shown that any one bad decision on any one occasion can lead to devastating consequences."

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."

She also said that after a post-mortem examination she has "reason to suspect the death is an unnatural death."

While the inquest is yet to be concluded, the entrepreneur's life and legacy continues to be celebrated across the UK. May his soul rest in perfect peace.

Words: Blessing Borode
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