Popular Musician Dead After Taking Cocaine And Drinking

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Music entrepreneur Jamal Edwards died of cardiac arrest after  late-night cocaine and drink binge that left him paranoid and throwing objects around the room before falling unconscious, it emerged today.

The trial was told that the 31-year-old son of Loose Women panellist Brenda Edwards was found with three small white bags containing powder residue after he collapsed at his west London home in February this year.

West London Assistant Coroner Ivor Collett ruled today that Edwards died of cardiac arrest caused by taking cocaine and drinking alcohol.

His heartbroken mother Brenda described him as a “beautiful and selfless person” in a statement read to the inquest. Earlier this year, he said he wanted his death to “help spark more conversations about the unpredictability of drugs.”

The DJ and founder of online R&B/Hip-Hop platform SB.TV returned to his home in Acton after 4am after playing a set in North London before sitting down for a drink with friend Nick Hopper, who lived next door. house.


Popular Musician Dead After Taking Cocaine And Drinking


Mr Hopper said “she seemed to be her usual self” and they “started talking, smoking weed and drinking”, but her famous friend then spoke of the pressure she was under.

After a while, Mr. Edwards became agitated and paranoid and started throwing objects around the room before collapsing, the inquest was told.

Despite the efforts of Hopper and later his uncle Rodney Artman and paramedics, Edwards did not wake up and was pronounced dead at 10:36 a.m. on Sunday, February 20.

The last photo of Jamal working as a DJ days before his death at home. During the investigation, it was revealed that he had been drinking and using cocaine

Loose Women star Brenda Edwards (pictured together on the show in November 2021) said she and her family and friends were all devastated.

Jamal with close friend Ed Sheeran, who was also lost after the music mogul’s death

Brenda Edwards revealed her son’s cause of death was drug-related earlier this year
Jamal was 15 when his mum Brenda bought him a special Christmas present – a £200 video camera.

YouTube had just launched and Jamal, who like most teenagers spent hours online in his bedroom, decided to upload some footage of foxes in his backyard. “I thought I was Steve Irwin,” he told MailOnline in an interview.

But when the footage was viewed 1,000 times, he realized he was on to something.

He went to the mansion and made some clips of his friends, most of whom were from grime, a style of music now defined by stars like Dizzee Rascal and Skepta.

“Back then, there was no place to show our kind of spitting and rapping, so I thought, OK, I want to create this platform,” he said. He used his rap name “Smokey Barz” to create his brand name and SBTV was born.

Jamal began his career as a shop assistant at Topman, but at the same time started hanging out at the BBC, sneaking into raves and texting record companies to ask for interview time with their artists.

His big break came three years later when he secured his first non-grime interview with Kelly Rowland.

In 2011 he was invited to 10 Downing Street to interview the Prime Minister after being appointed as an ambassador for the Spirit of London Awards.

Jamal was still filming and editing SBTV and had big plans to expand the brand into sports, comedy and fashion.

Away from work, his great passion was Chelsea FC.

In a statement read to the inquest by the coroner, Mr. Hopper said: “He appeared to be his usual self when he came in and looked like he had just been out.

“We started talking, smoking weed and drinking. He told me he was under a lot of pressure. There were periods of talking followed by silence.

“Over time, Jamal became quite paranoid and said I had things in hand, but I didn’t. Every time I moved, he started panicking. I told him to calm down, but he just got angrier and angrier.

“He grabbed things and threw them around the room. He was panicking and sweating, I tried for several years to force him to open the door.

Mr Hopper said he kept trying to open the window but Mr Edwards wouldn’t let him and he eventually collapsed by the bathroom door, unconscious.

After 9.30am, Mr Edwards’ uncle arrived and said he performed CPR for about 10 minutes until paramedics arrived and took over but were unable to revive them.

An inquest heard police treated the death as non-suspicious but found three small bags of white powder residue in Mr. Edwards’ pocket.

Toxicology tests found cocaine and alcohol in his system, but no cannabis.

Mr Edwards also had MDMA in his urine but not in his blood, indicating he had taken the drug recently but not on the night of his death.

Detective Sergeant Luke Taylor, the police detective at the meeting, said in a statement: “Neither party showed any signs of trauma.

“Three small bags were found in his pocket containing white powdery residue and bloody tissue associated with taking Class A drugs.

“He had a cardiac episode due to recreational drug and alcohol use.”

Mr Edwards’ GP confirmed that although he had symptoms of sickle cell disease, he was not taking his medication regularly.

Summing up at West London Coroner’s Court, Mr Collett said: “He had been working as a DJ at a venue in Islington.

Around 4:30 am, he reached home and joined his close friend.

“They had drinks and had agreed to smoke cannabis. Although he seemed normal at first, his behavior changed and he began to show signs of anxiety, paranoia, and agitation.

“Despite his friend’s efforts to calm him down, he started throwing things around the room before collapsing on the floor.

“Police found drug paraphernalia, toxicology tests found recent evidence of drug use.

“The implication is that Jamal had taken enough cocaine to cause a side effect caused by cocaine toxicity. This then caused a cardiac arrhythmia which resulted in his death.

Jamal Edwards’ heartbroken mum Brenda sings to crowds at vigil held in his memory in Acton, West London

Jamal’s (pictured as a child) family has been devastated by his death, as have his friends and fans

Jamal’s work in music and charities made him a household name for many famous names, including Bill Clinton and Cara Delevingne

In a statement read to the court, Brenda Edwards said: “Jamal was a beautiful and selfless person.

“Since growing up with his family in Acton, he has made it his personal mission to open doors for others to walk through.

‘To help people through life, love and laugh. And most importantly, just to make people happy.

He added: “Jamal helped so many by working tirelessly to give people a platform.

“His philanthropic work spanned near and far, from working in homeless shelters to giving back to his roots in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

“We are so proud of all that Jamal accomplished in his 31 years and how he impacted the lives of others. We miss him so much.’

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