Prince Charles pays heartbreaking tribute to Jamal Edwards as fans share media mogul's poignant tweet
Jamal Edwards was an ambassador for the Prince Charles charity, the Prince's Trust
Prince Charles and his charity, the Prince's Trust, have paid tribute to Jamal Edwards after the devastating news of his passing was announced on Sunday evening.
Jamal was appointed an MBE for services to music in 2014, having helped launch the careers of the likes of Dave, Jessie J, and Stormzy.
He was also an ambassador for the Prince's Trust, the youth charity run by Prince Charles, offering advice to young people on how to set up their own companies and businesses.
In a tweet on Monday, the Prince paid tribute the to the late 31-year-old.
The tribute read: "An incredible innovator and entrepreneur, Jamal Edwards MBE has been an inspiration for so many young people, through our work and beyond. Our thoughts are with his family."
An incredible innovator and entrepreneur, Jamal Edwards MBE has been an inspiration for so many young people, through our work and beyond. Our thoughts are with his family. pic.twitter.com/eTJhu3llrz
— PrincesTrust (@PrincesTrust) February 20, 2022
Meanwhile, a tweet from Jamal that he posted in January 2012 has take on added poignancy since the tragic news of his death was announced on Sunday.
More than 10 years ago, the SBTV founder wrote: "We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will."
: We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.
— Jamal Edwards MBE, MBA (@jamaledwards) January 25, 2012
On Monday morning, Jamal's mother, Brenda, confirmed in a statement that her son had died following a "sudden illness."
Her emotional statement read: "It is with the deepest heartache that I confirm that my beautiful son Jamal Edwards passed away yesterday morning after a sudden illness. Myself, his sister Tanish and the rest of his family and friends are completely devastated. He was the centre of our world.
"As we come to terms with his passing we ask for privacy to grieve this unimaginable loss. I would like to thank everyone for their message of love and support. Jamal was an inspiration to myself and so many. Our love for him lives on, his legacy lives on. Long live Jamal Edwards MBE, MBA, PHD."
Since the news of his death, stars from across the world of music and entertainment have paid tribute to Jamal, many of which were first discovered thanks to his YouTube channel SBTV.
I think I can speak for us all as artists and as supporters of uk grime/rap scene when I say I owe this man so much! Helped me sometimes without even speaking of it. RIP Jamal Edwards? my guy man!!! Can’t believe I’m tweeting this. Legend. I love ya.
— Jaykae (@Jaykae10) February 20, 2022
Thank you for everything🙏🏿❤️ words can’t explain pic.twitter.com/24zqPJoW5X
— SANTAN (@Santandave1) February 20, 2022
From YouTubers and music artists, to comedians and footballers, tributes have poured in from all over for the great pioneer of British music.
💔💔💔 RIP my friend 💙 pic.twitter.com/Xkyv5arBas
— John Terry (@JohnTerry26) February 20, 2022
Jamal Edwards 💔
— Chunkz (@Chunkz) February 20, 2022
A truly humble and blessed soul. Your legacy will live on for years & you’ve inspired a whole generation. Rest easy Jamal Edwards ❤️
— Mo Gilligan (@MoTheComedian) February 20, 2022
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