THIS is the heartbreaking moment Jamal Edwards’ mother sang Whitney Houston’s The Greatest Love of All in front of a packed crowd during his candlelit ceremony.
Jamal Edwards MBE31 years old, died of a heart attack – he is the man behind the SBTV YouTube show that helped launch the careers of Ed Sheeran, Jessie J and Stormzy.
He is also an ambassador for the Prince’s Trust, a charity led by the Prince of Wales, and in 2014 he was awarded an MBE for his services to music.
During a candlelit ceremony for the 31-year-old held in his hometown, Acton, West of LondonBrenda moved friends, family and Jamal fans to tears as the brave mother paid tribute to her son.
Speaking over a megaphone, she appealed to the crowd: “If we can do anything by 2022 can we please bring the community together.
“Stop fighting. Stop killing. And build our community. We shouldn’t lose our young people.
“If you see something happening. Try to stop it.”
Jamal tragically died of a heart attack after a night of performing as a DJ at Bubba Oasis in Angel, North London on Saturday night, MailOnline reported.
Police say the creative tycoon’s death is not being treated as suspicious, but is being treated as unexplained, meaning there will likely be an investigation into how exactly he died. .
Rob Huysinga, owner of Bubba Oasis told MailOnline: “We had a great night. Jamal made everyone smile and brought so much joy to everyone present, like him. usually do.
“He finishes around 11:30pm and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with him. It’s just that Jamal is his amazing, amazing person.
“He had a great, positive energy that we all felt that night. We were all devastated by what happened, it was really shocking.”
At the vigil, people can be seen gathering to place flowers, photos and mementos for Jamal beneath a mural of his face, which was hung last year.
It comes after his heartbroken mother Brenda Edwards broke her silence on the devastating news in a statement – expressing her “deepest grief” as she revealed his son died of “sudden illness”.
Loose Women’s star BrendaThe 52-year-old said: “I confirm that my beautiful son is with the deepest pain. Jamal Edwards has passed away yesterday morning after a sudden illness. Myself, sister Tanisha and the rest of his family and friends were absolutely devastated.
“He is the center of our world. As we address his passing, we request privacy to grieve this unimaginable loss.
“I want to thank everyone for their messages of love and support. Jamal is an inspiration to me and so many people.
“Our love for him remains, his legacy lives on. Long live Jamal Edwards MBE, MBA, PHD. “
And in the grieving days since his death, numerous celebrities have paid tribute to the star, who was beloved in showbiz after launching a career as a Brit star.
According to the announcement, singer Rita Orawho said her first interview was with Edwards, wrote alongside a series of Instagram snaps: “Our endless talks about music and the faith you have in me and so much many of us before we believed in ourselves. I was devastated.”
“There are no words to describe how grateful I am for your presence. Thank you for everything you’ve shown me.”
And TV and radio presenters Cotton Fearne said: “Absolutely heartbreaking. Jamal you are the most special person.
“I love hanging out with friends, talking about life and big dreams.
“You are an innovator and your passion for nurturing new talent will never be forgotten.”
People who like Big Narstie, Emily AtakGhetts, Dua Lipa and Denise Welch also paid tribute to the star.
And Prince Charles “Think of Jamal Edwards’ family today. His work in music but also as an ambassador for a new generation, including his work for The,” said in a statement. Prince’s Trust, has been an inspiration to so many.”
https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/17733725/emotional-moment-loose-women-brenda-pays-tribute-jamal-edwards/ Emotional moment Loose Women star Brenda Edwards sings for Whitney Houston at son Jamal’s engagement ceremony