Rapper Cadet dies in car crash on his way to a gig

Rapper Cadet dies in car crash on his way to a gig

  • 9 February 2019
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Cadet has died in a car crash on the way to a gig at Keele University in Staffordshire.

The rapper from south London, whose real name is Blaine Cameron Johnson, died in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The news of Cadet's death was confirmed by his family on his official Instagram account.

In a statement to Radio 1 Newsbeat, his management said the 28-year-old was a passenger in a taxi.

Cadet's cousin Krept - of rap duo Krept and Konan - led the tributes online, saying he was "heartbroken".

The 28-year-old had been rapping alongside Krept and Konan since he was a teenager.

His most recent single Advice, with Deno Driz, was released in October and peaked at number 27 in the charts.

Musicians, sports stars and DJs have all been paying tribute to the rapper.

Stormzy said he didn't know what to say, posting on Instagram that it feels "mad, weird" whilst Drake simply wrote RIP.

Cadet regularly appeared on BBC Radio 1Xtra and performed at MistaJam's Christmas Party last year.