Jamal Edwards cause of death confirmed as mum Brenda says son died of heart attack after drug use

Jamal Edwards' cause of death has been confirmed as a heart attack after taking recreational drugs, the late star's mum Brenda has confirmed.

Music mogul Jamal tragically passed away at age of 31 following a "sudden illness" in February this year.

An inquest into the SB:TV founder's passing took place on Tuesday 7 June.

Following the inquest, Brenda shared a statement on her social media pages to share her sadness as she confirmed Jamal's cause of death.

She began: "Firstly, I wanted to thank each and every one who has reached out, sent messages and been there for me and my family since Jamal passed away in February.

"We have been so incredibly touched by the outpouring of love and support, and you are all helping us try and get through the unimaginable."

Brenda, 53, then went on to explain the cause of her beloved son's passing as she said: "Since I last spoke, 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."

Loose Women star Brenda, who previously shared her heartbreak at people revealing Jamal's passing before she had the chance to, went on to admit the news has been a "shock" for her.

"Since finding out the news I have been in a state of shock, and I'm still trying to process it," she wrote. "But I'm 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 go through what Jamal's sister, Tanisha, and I have been through since he passed."

She described her son as having had the “world at his fingertips – a zest for life and he was unwittingly taken away far too soon”.

“Yet we have to come to terms with what has happened, and Jamal is proof that this can happen to anyone.”

She wrote: "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."

Brenda then made a public plea to urge people to understand how "unpredictable" using recreational drugs can be.

She wrote: "It’s so important that we help drive more conversation about the unpredictability of recreational drugs and the impact that they can have – how it takes just one bad reaction to destroy lives.

"I would do anything to have my son back but that is just not possible so if I can help save one life, then we will have achieved something."

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