Jamal Edwards, the music mogul who launched Ed Sheeran, among others, has died aged 31

Jamal Edwards alongside Ed Sheeran. © BELGAIMAGE

British music mogul Jamal Edwards died on Sunday at the age of 31. In addition to being a DJ, the man was also the founder of SBTV, an online music platform that helped launch the careers of artists such as Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, Stormzy, Dave and Skepta.

Source: BBC News

Edwards, the son of singer and ‘Loose Women’ presenter Brenda Edwards, was a pioneer of British rap and grime music. In 2014 he was named a Member of the British Empire (MBE) for his contribution to the music world. In addition to being the founder of SBTV, he was also an ambassador for ‘The Prince’s Trust’, a charity run by Britain’s Crown Prince Charles that helps young people set up their own businesses.

Edwards attended the Brit Awards earlier this month and is said to have given a DJ performance in North London on Saturday night. On Sunday morning, according to his mother, he would have died from a “sudden illness”. More details about the cause of death are not yet known.

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