Cadet has died in a car crash on the way to a gig in Staffordshire.
The rapper’s family shared the news on his official Instagram account.
“We the family of Blaine Cameron Johnson otherwise known as Cadet (Underrated Legend) would like to share the sad news that during the early hours of 9th February 2019 he passed away.”
In a statement to Radio 1 Newsbeat, his management said the 28-year-old was a passenger in a taxi.
RIP Cadet. Our thoughts are with his family and friends ❤️ pic.twitter.com/peja1c36FA
— BBC Radio 1Xtra (@1Xtra) February 9, 2019
He was on his way to Keele University where he was due to perform.
We are deeply saddened to hear the tragic news that Cadet passed away en route to Keele in the early hours of this morning. We would like to offer our sincere condolences to his loved ones at this difficult time.
— KeeleSU (@KeeleSU) February 9, 2019
In a statement, Staffordshire Police said: “Emergency services attended and a passenger of the Toyota, a 28-year-old man from London, sadly died at the scene.
“The drivers of both vehicles, a 36-year-old man from Stoke-on-Trent and a 22-year-old man from Crewe, were taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital with serious injuries.
“Three further passengers of the Toyota were treated at Leighton Hospital in Crewe.”
Cadet’s cousin Krept led the tributes online, saying he was “heartbroken”.
DJ Target posted on Twitter that Cadet was “a talent, and a lovely guy, always smiling, infectious energy.”
Waking up to the terrible news that Cadet has passed away. I can’t believe it. Such a talent, and a lovely guy, always smiling, infectious energy. My thoughts are with his family, and close friends at this time. 🙏🏽
— Grime Kids OUT NOW (@DJTarget) February 9, 2019
Cadet regularly appeared on BBC Radio 1Xtra performing at MistaJam’s Christmas Party last year.
This year was set to be a massive year for Cadet
Story by BBC1Xtra
Source: Beenie Words