The British digital and music entrepreneur Jamal Edwards has died aged 31.
Edwards founded the YouTube channel and media platform SBTV, which helped catapult grime and artists including Ed Sheeran, Dave and Jessie J to a global audience. After finding success from his channel, which he began at 15, Edwards did extensive charity work and worked to break down taboos about men’s mental health.
In a statement, his mother, Brenda Edwards, said: ‘He was the centre of our world … Our love for him lives on, his legacy lives on. Long live Jamal Edwards MBE, MBA, PHD.’