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An inquest at West London Coroner’s Court has heard that Acton-based video and music entrepreneur, Jamal Edwards died as the result of a cardiac arrythmia caused by taking recreational drugs.

Assistant Coroner Catherine Wood told the hearing that the 31-year-old died suddenly at his mother’s home in Acton on 20 February this year. After coming home from an evening out, he became increasingly agitated before collapsing.

His mother Brenda issued a statement saying, “Jamal had the world at his fingertips – a zest for life and he was unwittingly taken away far too soon. Yet we have 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 Edwards added that the Jamal Edwards Self Belief Trust would continue to honour his name and help those in need placing a special emphasis on the mental health of its service users.

The inquest into hers son’s death opened on Tuesday 7 June and has been adjourned to be resumed in August.


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June 7, 2022


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