“He was the centre of our world.”
Loose Women host Brenda Edwards has issued a statement following the death of her son Jamal Edwards.
The music producer and entrepreneur was 31-years-old.
In a statement shared with Good Morning Britain, Brenda has said that the entire family are “completely devastated”.
She said: “It is with the deepest heartache that I can confirm that my beautiful son Jamal Edwards passed away yesterday morning after a sudden illness.
“Myself, his sister Tanisha 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 messages of love and support.”
She added: “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.”
After the devastating death of Jamal, our thoughts are with Brenda today. She’s sent us this message: pic.twitter.com/EZWH3b5tcX
— Loose Women (@loosewomen) February 21, 2022
Jamal was a prominent figure in the music industry after he founded the platform SBTV, which in turn launched the careers of a number of pop stars including Jessie J and Ed Sheeran.
In 2014, he was awarded an MBE for his services to music.
Since his passing was announced, tributes have been pouring in for Jamal.
Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, said that the British music industry “lost one of its brightest stars”.
Rapper Dave took to Twitter to say: “Thank you for everything (…) words can’t explain.”
Comedian Mo Gilligan paid tribute to Edwards, saying: “A truly humble and blessed soul. Your legacy will live on for years & you’ve inspired a whole generation.”
Director Adam Deacon tweeted: “Today I was on set when I found out the tragic news that my good friend Jamal Edwards had passed away and I’m honestly heartbroken.
“Jamal was one of the nicest, most down to earth and humble men I’ve met in this industry. He always gave me time even when no one else would.”