British music entrepreneur Jamal Edwards has died at the age of 31, his manager has said.
Mr Edwards gained fame from setting up new music platform SB.TV – helping to launch a string of UK music careers including Dave, Ed Sheeran and Jessie J.
The music entrepreneur, who was awarded an MBE in 2014 at the age of 24 for his services to music, died on Sunday morning, his manager said.
Mr Edwards, who is the son of Loose Women star Brenda Edwards, was also a Princes Trust Ambassador.
His manager said that Edwards died on Sunday morning. His cause of death has not yet been confirmed.
Tributes to Edwards have flooded social media with many expressing their condolences to his mother, the Loose Women panellist Brenda Edwards who finished fourth in the second series of the X Factor in 2005.
Loose Women’s Denise Welch said: ‘My heart aches for my friend Brenda. I can’t bear it. Jamal Edwards was a wonderful son and brother.’
Bafta-winning actor writer, director, and producer Adam Deacon, known for his leading role in Kidulthood, saying he was ‘heartbroken’ about the death of Mr Edwards.