British up and coming rapper Cadet has died in a taxi accident on the way to a scheduled performance on Feb. 9, 2019. He was 28 years old.
The family posted on Instagram a post which has since been made private announcing the news:
The family of Blaine Cameron Johnson otherwise known as Cadet would like to share the sad news that during the early hours of 9th February 2019 he passed away.
Staffordshire police released a statement saying they were called to a car crash involving a red Vauxhall van and silver Toyota Prius at approximately 1:30 am GMT on Saturday. A 28-year-old man died at the scene. Police would not release his identity.
The drivers of the vehicles, both men, 22 years old and 36 years old, were taken to Royal Stroke University hospital listed in serious condition. Three passengers were transported to Leighton hospital.
Cadet began his career and following by posting freestyle videos on YouTube. In 2016, he released his first mixtape, “The Commitment,” which earned rave reviews. In addition to headlining shows, he toured with rapper Bugzy Malone and Krept & Konan. Cadet was scheduled to perform this summer at the Wireless Festival in London.
Cadet’s management told Radio 1 the rapper was a passenger in the taxi. He also said he would release a statement once the investigation has been concluded. Cadet’s cousin, Casyo “Krept” Johnson from Krept and Konan, tweeted that he felt broken about the news and would never be the same.
Written by Barbara Sobel
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