Cadet has died in a car accident on the way to a concert, his family said in a statement, according to Guardian.
The rapper whose real name is Blaine Johnson, the 28-year-old was travelling in a taxi to Keele University, Staffordshire, where he was scheduled to perform at the students’ union, when the fatal crash occurred.
In their statement, his family said, “We, the family of Blaine Cameron Johnson known as Cadet (Underrated Legend), would like to share the sad news that during the early hours of 9 February 2019 he passed away as a passenger in a taxi, en route to a performance,” his family confirmed on the south London musician’s Instagram account.
“Right now we the family appreciate your patience and will share with you any information as and when we can. Thanks for your support in advance.”
The Staffordshire police also confirmed his passing, saying that they were called to reports of a two-vehicle collision involving a silver Toyota Prius and a red Vauxhall Combo van.
“Emergency services attended and a passenger of the Toyota, a 28-year-old man from London, sadly died at the scene. Specialist officers are supporting the man’s family,” the statement read. ”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.”
“Formal identification of the deceased will not take place until Monday and we are not confirming or denying any names until after that has taken place,” the statement concluded.
Cadet rose to fame through freestyle videos on his YouTube, before releasing his successful first mixtape, The Commitment, in 2016.
He was 28.