[CONDOLENCES] Malcolm X’s Daughter Malikah Shabazz Found Dead At 56

[CONDOLENCES] Malcolm X’s Daughter Malikah Shabazz Discovered Useless At 56

Very unhappy information. Certainly one of Malcolm X‘s six youngsters has sadly handed away.

Yesterday (Monday, Nov. twenty second), Malikah Shabazz–considered one of Malcom X‘s daughters–was discovered lifeless in her Brooklyn, New York house on the age of 56. Malikah Shabazz‘s daughter is the one who found the physique, and the official reason behind demise has not but been disclosed–although it has reportedly been deemed

“not suspicious.”

Malikah Shabazz and her twin sister, Malaak Shabazz, had been nonetheless in utero when Malcolm X was murdered at 36 years outdated. They had been subsequently raised by their mom–Betty Shabazz–alongside their older sisters: Attallah Shabazz, Ilyasah Shabazz, Qubilah Shabazz, and Gamilah Shabazz.

Betty, Malaak, and Malikah Shabazz

Since information of Malikah Shabazz‘s demise broke, she has begun trending on social media. You possibly can see what varied Twitter customers–together with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.‘s daughter, Berenice King–needed to say concerning the matter down beneath:

It’s additionally price mentioning that this information comes lower than every week after two males convicted of assassinating Malcolm X had been exonerated. Again in 1965, Muhammed Aziz and Khalil Islam had been convicted for the homicide, although each males maintained their innocence for many years. Whereas Khalil Islam handed away again in 2009, each he and Muhammed Aziz had been formally cleared of any wrongdoing earlier this month–getting their convictions overturned because of this.

We ship our heartfelt condolences and prayers to Malikah Shabazz’s household and pals at this troubling time.