This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby, 41, offered her condolences to Jamal Edwards’ family following the tragic news of his death over the weekend
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Holly Willoughby was emotional as she shared Brenda Edwards’ tribute to her son and music pioneer Jamal Edwards MBE, who tragically died at the age of 31.
The 41-year-old sent condolences to his family as she appeared on ITV only.
Jamal, son of Loose Women star Brenda Edwards, has debuted Impressive business career after his mother bought him a £200 camera for Christmas.
He has inspired a generation after launching the careers of several musical artists, with his pioneering work in the music industry having helped him become friends with the likes of Ed SheeranWill.i.am, Professor Green and Rio Ferdinand.
Talk about the sad news on This morning“A life that’s unbelievably short, seems to fit in too much and seems to touch the lives of so many other people,” Holly said.
She continued reading Brenda’s Heartbreaking RemembranceIt read: “It is with the deepest sadness that I confirm that my beautiful son Jamal Edwards passed away yesterday morning from a serious illness. Myself, his sister Tanish and others. remaining in his family and friends are completely devastated. He is the center of our world,” it read.
She continued: “As we talk about his passing, we ask confidentially to offer our condolences on this unimaginable loss. I would like to thank everyone for their messages of love and support. their support Jamal is an inspiration to me and so many people.
“Our love for him remains, his legacy lives on. Long live Jamal Edwards MBE, MBA, PHD.”
Her colleague Denise Welch was among hundreds of people mourning Jamal’s passing on Sunday, Twitter wrote: “My heart aches for my friend Brenda. I can’t stand it. Jamal Edwards is a wonderful son and brother.”
Jamal, who grew up on an estate in Acton, West London, received the camera from his mother when he was 15 years old.
At the time when YouTube was just launching, he decided to post a clip of foxes in his back garden and he was quickly surprised to discover that the video had received more than 1,000 views.
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He quickly understood that could be a cornerstone of his success and decided to shoot a movie about a friend on campus who was performing lousy music.
Talking to Online email in 2013, Jamal said, “Back then, there was no place to showcase our rapping and rapping, so I thought, OK, I want to create that platform.”
Under his own rap moniker Smokey Barz, Jamal founded the channel SB: TV.
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Although his channel eventually established him as an industry pioneer, his efforts are far from an overnight success.
He was forced to work at Topman by his mother and had to try to forge a career in the music industry in his spare time.
Jamal’s big break came three years after he was able to secure an interview with his first star outside the dusty world – Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland.
* This morning airs at 10 a.m. weekdays on ITV
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