JAMAL Edwards died unexpectedly aged 31 – but he appeared to predict his own untimely death in 2019.
After being plagued by tragedies throughout his life, the music mogul – who launched the careers of Ed Sheeran and Jessie J – feared he wouldn’t live long enough to see his work finished.
Jamal Edwards feared he would die at an early age[/caption]
Jamal is believed to have suffered a heart attack at his mum Brenda’s house on Sunday morning after his final DJ set at a bar the night before.
Recording The Diary of a CEO with Steven Bartlett, Jamal admitted he was scared of failure and people not caring about him anymore.
In a deep chat on the podcast in October 2019, Jamal said: “I worry about not being able to do the things I procrastinate about.
“There are loads of projects in the works and I think crazy stuff. I feel like every day is our last day.
“Sometimes I go to sleep and I think crazy stuff like ‘what if I’m not alive to see that’.
“I don’t know why I think things like that.
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“There will be a project with an artist that I’m going to work with in one month or two months’ time and I think – ‘what happens if I’m not going to be alive for that?’
“I think mad stuff like that. I go to sleep and think ‘damn’.
“I’ve had a lot of death in my life. I’ve known people who have died in their sleep, where their heart just stops.”
Jamal’s grief-stricken friends say he suffered a heart attack at his home in Acton, West London.
His heartbroken mum – Loose Women star Brenda broke her silence on the devastating news in a statement – expressing her “deepest heartache” as she revealed her son died from a “sudden illness”.
The 31-year-old was known as a “legend” in West London – and people were finding his death “hard to come to terms with”.
Podcast host Steven kicked off Jamal’s episode thanking him for being a “shining example” as a “successful, young, black man to look up to”.
They went on to speak for 60 minutes about Jamal’s rise from a media student working in Topshop to a multi-millionaire who gained fame from setting up music platform SBTV in 2006.
But despite his huge success, Jamal continued to say on The Diary of a CEO podcast that he would “never be satisfied”.
But asked by host Steven “if you were to drop down dead today, would you have any regrets?”, Jamal replied: “I don’t think so.”
He added: “I feel like I had a good run, it was decent.
“But I think I’ll always think ‘I could have done that project, I could have filmed that person, I could have done that acting role’. I think that will always be in my head.
“I really believe in always keeping going, no matter what it is.”
The 31-year-old died of a ‘heart attack’ on Sunday[/caption]
Steven Barlett welcomed Jamal onto his podcast in 2019[/caption]