U.K. Rapper Cadet Dead at 28
South London rapper Cadet has died. Born Blaine Cameron Johnson, the musician was involved in a car accident on his way to perform at Keele University, and died early Saturday morning, as the BBC and Associated Press report. Joshson’s death was confirmed by his family on the rapper’s now-private Instagram account, where they write that “the family appreciate your patience and will share with you any information as and when we can.” He was 28 years old.
Cadet rose to fame with the release of his debut mixtape The Commitment in 2016. Prior to the mixtape, the rapper was known for a series of freestyle videos posted throughout 2015. He also performed at the Wireless Festival with his cousin Casyo “Krept” Jonson (of the duo Krept & Konan) that year, returning to the festival as a solo act in 2017. He was also slated to perform at the festival later this year.
“My life will never be the same again. I love you and will forever miss you. I can’t believe it. I am heartbroken,” Krept wrote in a tribute on Twitter. Others like Stormzy and and Deno Driz have posted tributes to the rapper on social media, with the Gang Signs & Prayer rapper writing: “This man exudes love. I can’t even explain how clean hearted you are, look what you mean to everyone. No one will ever forget you big bro, words can’t do anything justice right now but rest in peace to the absolute REALEST and I can say that with my hand on my heart. Love you bro💔💔💔💔.”
Read their full statements below.
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Look at what everyone is saying about you, I proper don’t even know what to type this feels mad weird. I was gonna write a long speech about how I met you and what you’ve done for me but where does man start. Everyone loves you look at what everyone has to say about your heart and character. This guy ALWAYS, as in literally every single time I see him greets me with a “I love you lil bro”, the last few times we’ve seen each other that’s all we say, we haven’t even caught up, man just sees you and you say you know I love you lil bro and I say bro from early I love you. This guy has saved my arse when I was dead broke and made it a duty to let me know you’ve got my back, like that’s all you say and remind me. IThis man exudes love. I can’t even explain how clean hearted you are, look what you mean to everyone. No one will ever forget you big bro, words can’t do anything justice right now but rest in peace to the absolute REALEST and I can say that with my hand on my heart. Love you bro 💔💔💔💔