Jamal Edwards’ Death Announcement On Social Media Slammed By ‘Loose Women’ Panel

Jamal Edwards' death announcement on social media has been slammed by the Loose Women panel. 
Credit: ITV via YouTube & @jamaledwards/Instagram

Jamal Edwards’ death announcement on social media has been slammed by the Loose Women panel. 

News that the 31-year-old had died began circulating on the evening of February 20, despite the fact his mum, Brenda, didn’t release a statement until the following morning.

Addressing the fact Edwards’ parent wasn’t consulted ‘in shape or form,’ panellist Charlene White said: “The opportunity to share Brenda’s loss and the family’s loss was taken away from Brenda because of various people on social media who decided to tell Brenda’s story and Jamal’s story without consulting Brenda, which was not fair in any shape or form.

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Jamal Edwards death news on social media has been slammed by Loose Women panellists, who are also friends with his mother Brenda.
The Loose Women panellists blasted the way news of Jamal Edwards’ death was announced on social media. Credit: ITV via YouTube

“We understand a lot of Jamal’s incredible work was done through social media – he is a powerhouse, he changed the UK music scene in a way that we’ve not seen for generations – but what people have to understand is, there is work-life and there is family life and there is home life.

“It should have been Brenda who was able to choose when the world knew about her loss and that was taken away from her.”

White went on to add that she and fellow panellist Judi Love had spent the previous evening with Brenda Edwards.

Edwards released an emotional statement to Good Morning Britain on February 21 about her son’s tragic passing.

It read: “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.

“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.”

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