SBTV Founder Jamal Edwards Dead At 31

Jamal Edwards, the founder of the UK’s SBTV, has died at 31.

“It is with the deepest heartache that I confirm that my beautiful son Jamal Edwards passed away yesterday morning after a sudden illness. Myself, his sister Tanisha and the rest of his family and friends are completely devastated. He was the center of our world,” a statement from his mother, British talk show host Brenda Edwards wrote.

She continued: “As we come to terms with his passing we ask for privacy to grieve this unimaginable loss. I would like to thank everyone for their messages of love and support. Jamal was an inspiration to myself and so many. Our love for him lives on, his legacy lives on. Long live Jamal Edwards MBE, MBA and PHD.”

Jamal launched SBTV (SmokeyBarz TV) as an online platform to showcase emerging artists. The channel has over a billion Youtube views. He became an ambassador for the Prince’s Trust and even received an MBE (Member of the British Empire) award for his services to music when he was just 24.

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