Malcolm X's Daughter Malikah Shabazz Found Dead Inside Her New York Home
Police say they do not suspect foul play in her death.
November 23, 2021 at 3:25 pm
Malikah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X, was found deceased on Monday at her home, ABC7NY reports.
Police said the 56-year-old was discovered in her Midwood home in Brooklyn by her daughter. Shabazz’s daughter made the 911 call for help, and when police arrived, she was found unresponsive around 4:40 p.m, according to the New York Post.
Malcom X daughter, Malikah Shabazz has been found dead pic.twitter.com/RvCIShoBTY— Naija (@Naija_PR) November 23, 2021
Investigators don’t suspect foul play, according to sources, but an inspection is underway to determine Shabazz’s cause of death.
"At this point in time, working with other authorities, the medical examiner, and speaking to the family, she had been ill for a period of time, and at this point, nothing appears suspicious,” Dermot Shea, the commissioner for the New York Police Department, said, according to ABC7NY.
Shea said he believes there's no reason to search for a suspect in the case, and did not elaborate on further details.
Shabazz was one of the twins born after her father was shot and killed at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City on Feb. 21, 1965. Her death comes two days after two men convicted of her father’s assassination, Muhammad Aziz and the late Khalil Islam, were exonerated, The New York Times reports.
Bernice King, daughter of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., took to Twitter to express her condolences.
I’m deeply saddened by the death of #MalikahShabazz. My heart goes out to her family, the descendants of Dr. Betty Shabazz and Malcolm X.— Be A King (@BerniceKing) November 23, 2021
Dr. Shabazz was pregnant with Malikah and her twin sister, Malaak, when Brother Malcolm was assassinated.
Be at peace, Malikah. pic.twitter.com/YOlYoW4xDC
“I’m deeply saddened by the death of Malikah Shabazz."
"My heart goes out to her family, the descendants of Dr. Betty Shabazz and Malcolm X. Dr. Shabazz was pregnant with Malikah and her twin sister, Malaak, when Brother Malcolm was assassinated,” she added.