Jamal Edwards died of heart attack after taking drugs

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Jamal Edwards died of a heart attack caused by recreational drugs.

The British music entrepreneur, known for founding the online platform SB.TV, passed away suddenly at his mother Brenda Edwards's London home on 20 February. He was 31.

On Tuesday, Brenda issued a statement via her Instagram page in which she confirmed her son's cause of death.

"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. Jamal had the world at his fingertips - a zest for life and he was unwittingly taken away far too soon," she began. "Yet we have to come to terms with what happened, and Jamal is proof that this can happen to anyone. 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 is now committed to driving the conversation about the impact of recreational drugs and how "just one bad reaction" can destroy lives.

Accordingly, she has recently launched the Jamal Edwards Self Belief Trust, in the hope it will offer a safe space for young people and help them to develop skills.

"Through that we will continue to preserve Jamal's incredible legacy by continuing the positive change he had on the lives of so many," Brenda added.

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