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The family of Malcolm Shabazz, 28, who was killed in Mexico on Thursday, May 9, has released an official statement regarding his tragic death:
We are deeply s addened by the passing of our beloved El Hajj Malcolm El Shabazz. To all who knew him, he offered kindness, encouragement and hope for a better tomorrow. Although his bright light and boundless potential are gone from this life, we are grateful that he now rests in peace in the arms of his grandparents and the safety of God. We will miss him.
With grateful hearts, we send sincerest appreciation to our supporters around the world for your tremendous outpouring of love and respect during our time of grief.
The Shabazz Family
According to reports a dispute over a bar bill is the supposed cause of the beating that killed Shabazz on Thursday, May 9th 2013 morning in Mexico City.
Shabazz, was visiting his friend, recently deported activist Miguel Suarez when the incident occurred.
Original post: 5/10/13
(AURN) -- Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of civil rights icon Malcolm X, has been killed in Mexico according to The Amsterdam News. He was 28.
According to reports, Shabazz died of injuries sustained during a robbery Thursday morning after allegedly being thrown from a rooftop in Tijuana.
Shabazz is the son of Qubilah Shabazz, who is the second daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz. In his youth, he set a fire that caused the death of his grandmother and was sentenced to 18 months in a juvenile detention facility.
Shabazz continued to have trouble with the law throughout his life, The New York Times reported. He plead guilty to attempted robbery in 2002 and was sentenced to three and a half years in prison. Just months after his release in 2006, he was arrested again, this time for punching a hole in a store window. On his blog Shabazz says he was in the process of writing two books. http://malcolmshabazz.blogspot.com/
Shabazz is survived by his mother and two daughters.
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