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British rapper Cadet passes away, aged 28

R.I.P: Cadet

RAPPER CADET, has died after a car crash in the early hours of Saturday morning (Feb 9).

The MC died in en route to a gig in Staffordshire. He was 28 years old.

The tragic news was shared by his family, as they posted a message on his Instagram account, which read: “We 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 as a passenger in a taxi, en route to a performance.”

The family have asked for “patience and will share with you any information as and when we can.”

Tributes have been pouring in from friends, family and colleagues as they awoke to the sad news.

Krept took to Twitter and wrote: “My life will never be the same again. I love you and will forever miss you. I can't believe it. I am heartbroken. Rest in peace cuz. You finally started getting the recognition you deserve. I'm so proud of you. My left lung. I'm devastated and broken right now.”

DJ Semtex said: “Can't believe it...I was on stage with him last week . Never seen a man so happy. Everything was working out for him. This was gonna be his year. We were plottin on the best time to do an interview on his next single. Rip Cadet.”

Ghetts tweeted: ‘Just woken up looked at my timeline ???????????? proper genuine brudda cadet. condolences to his close friends and family.’

Cadet was due to perform at Wireless Festival in July 2019, with the festival saying: "The proclaimed “Underrated Legend”, Cadet, stepped into the music scene during the second half of 2015 with a hard-hitting freestyle reaching over half a million views in just a few months. This was quickly followed by another heartfelt freestyle, Cadet is tipped for an unstoppable career."

He found success on YouTube with songs like Letter To Krept, and Advice and released two EPs, The Commitment and The Commitment 2.

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