Brenda Edwards, 54, vowed to “stay strong” as she took to social media to share an emotional Mother’s Day post. The Loose Women star tragically lost her son, Jamal Edwards, last year when he died from a cardiac arrhythmia.
In view of her 117,000 followers, Brenda uploaded a video featuring a photo of herself alongside her two children.
She also posted a black and white picture of her mum, who she said she “never got to really know”.
In a lengthy caption, Brenda wrote: “I am and will always be so proud of my 2 beautiful children @jamaledwards @tanisha.arts_ you have both blessed and enriched my life in so many ways.
“And of course to my own Mummy who I never got to really know, I Love you and thank you for giving me life to be able to receive my 2 blessings.
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Music entrepreneur Jamal Edwards died on February 20, 2022, at the age of 31.
A coroner’s inquest into his death concluded at the time that the cause of death was drug-related.
The assistant coroner, Ivor Collett, said there was evidence of cocaine toxicity in Jamal’s body, in addition to alcohol.
In June last year, Brenda shared that her son’s “devastating passing was due to cardiac arrhythmia… caused by having taken recreational drugs.”
Brenda said: “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.”
Anybody who wants help with cutting down the amount of alcohol they drink should speak to a doctor.
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