- Brenda Edwards, a panelist on Loose Women, claims she was in a ‘state of shock’ after studying how her son died.
- Jamal Edwards, a music entrepreneur and YouTube sensation, died from arrhythmia attributable to leisure drug use, in keeping with his mom.
- She stated after a postmortem she had “reason to suspect the death is an unnatural death”.
Jamal Edwards, a music entrepreneur and YouTube sensation, died from arrhythmia attributable to leisure drug use, in keeping with his mom.
Edwards, who launched the careers of Dave and Ed Sheeran, died in February on the age of 31. Brenda Edwards, a Loose Women panelist, acknowledged in a press release on Tuesday that she was in “horror” after studying how he died.
“I have sadly learned that the cause of Jamal’s devastating passing was due to cardiac arrhythmia,” she stated. “[This was] attributable to having taken leisure medication and I wished to deal with this myself to everybody who cherished, admired and revered 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.”
After an inquest into her son’s loss of life was held at West London Coroner’s Court, the 53-year-old issued a press release on Twitter and Instagram.
The coroner, Catherine Wood, stated Jamal Edwards “came home late one evening after work and he became increasingly agitated and suffered a cardiac arrest, and was deteriorating despite treatment”.
She stated after a postmortem she had “reason to suspect the death is an unnatural death”.
Brenda Edwards described the outpouring of affection and assist for Jamal and his household as “incredibly touched.” “You are all helping us try to get through the unimaginable,” she stated.
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 now to return to phrases with what has occurred, and Jamal is proof that this will occur to anybody.
“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.”
She emphasised the importance of “drive more conversation” in regards to the unpredictable nature of leisure medication and their affect – “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,” she stated.