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Brenda Edwards moved to tears by song Ed Sheeran has dedicated to her late son

The TV presenter said Sheeran looked after her and her daughter after Jamal's death

Brenda Edwards' son Jamal died in 2022. (WireImage)
Brenda Edwards' son Jamal died in 2022. (WireImage)

Brenda Edwards has told how she was moved to tears when she listened to Ed Sheeran’s song dedicated to her late son.

The Loose Women star’s son Jamal died in February last year aged 31, and a coroner later ruled the cause of death was cardiac arrhythmia following cocaine use.

He had gained fame after setting up the music platform SBTV in 2006 and was credited with helping to launch a string of UK music acts to stardom, including Sheeran, Dave and Jessie J.

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Speaking on Good Morning Britain, Edwards said she was emotional about the song Sheeran has now dedicated to Jamal.

Ed Sheeran pays emotional tribute to 'brother' Jamal Edwards
Ed Sheeran called Jamal Edwards his 'brother'. (Ed Sheeran Instagram)

“Ed sent me the final edit two days ago and I’ve kind of been in and out of crying ever since,” said the 53-year-old.

Edwards said Sheeran — who has previously referred to Jamal as “my brother” — had been there for her and her daughter Tanisha.

“When Jamal passed he was literally at my house with me and Tanisha for a whole week just looking after us,” she said.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 11: Ed Sheeran headlining at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa on July 11, 2017 photo credit Star Shooter/MediaPunch/IPX
Ed Sheeran supported the family after Jamal Edwards' death. (Star Shooter/MediaPunch/IPX)

“There wasn’t anything that he wasn’t sorting out and doing if we needed anything, and everybody has been so, so wonderful and so supportive.”

When Jamal died, Sheeran posted a message on Instagram saying that he “would not be here without him, professionally and personally”.

He said: “Jamal is my brother. His light shone so bright.

Jamal Edwards died at the age of 31. (PA)
Jamal Edwards died at the age of 31. (PA)

“He only used it to illuminate others and never asked for anything in return.

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“A star’s light shines for millions of years after they go, and his will continue to light up every dark moment, we are all witnessing his power.”

Additional reporting from PA.

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