Jamal Edwards’ mum, Brenda, has announced that her son’s tragic death was caused by ‘taking recreational drugs’.
The Loose Women took to Instagram and shared an emotional message about the ‘unpredictability of recreational drugs and the impact they can have’.
She penned: “Since I last spoke, I have sadly learned that the cause of Jamal’s devastating passing was due to cardiac arrhythmia caused by having taken recreational drugs and I wanted to address this myself to everyone who loved, admired, and respected my son.
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“Since finding out the news I’ve been in a state of shock, and I’m still trying to process it, but it’s so important to me that I do address it as no mother or any loved one should have to go through what Jamal’s sister, Tanisha, and I have been through since he passed.”
The 53-year-old continued, warning: “Jamal had the world at his fingertips – a zest for life and he was unwittingly taken away far too soon. Yet we have to come to terms with what has happened, and Jamal is proof that this can happen to anyone.
“These types of substances are extremely unpredictable, and we can only hope that this will encourage others to think wisely when faced with similar situations in the future.
“His passing has shown that any one bad decision on any one occasion can lead to devastating consequences.”
Brenda went on to say that she would ‘give anything to have her son back,’ before adding that ‘if we can help save even one life, then we will have achieved something’.
Her fellow co-star, Nadia Sawalha, shared a message of support in response, writing: “This must have been so painful for you to write. Very brave.
“Sending love to you and your incredible children, this changes nothing. He achieved so much. He was a damn fine man.”
A second commented: “This is so beautifully said, despite your enormous pain. This could have been any one of our children. Unpredictability is the right word and I wish we could all wrap our arms around you.”
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