Jamal Edwards, Founder Of SB.TV Dead
Entrepreneur Jamal Edwards, who was well-known as the founder of youth broadcasting and film production company SB.TV has died unexpectedly, according to his company. He was 31 years old.
SB.TV confirmed on late Sunday night that Edwards had died unexpectedly, but details about the circumstances surrounding his death were not immediately known.
Edwards, the son of singer and TV presenter Brenda Edwards, launched SB.TV at the age of 15 and was made an MBE in 2014 when he was 24 years old. He worked with the likes of Jessie J, Emeli Sande, Ed Sheeran, and many others.
“I’m absolutely heartbroken of the news that my friend Jamal Edwards has passed away,” businessman Frank Khalid said, adding that he confirmed the death through friends.
Several members of parliament, including Florence Eshalomi and Zarah Sultana, also reported his death. “The impact SBTV had on the UK’s music scene and British culture is immeasurable,” Sultana said.
ITV reporter Jam Williams-Thomas called Edwards’ death a “huge loss” to the industry. “This man did so much for grime and UK music. I grew up watching SBTV to see all the underrepresented artists of the scene. His grind is unmatched,” he said.