There are disturbing reports circulating that indicate that Malcolm X’s grandson, Malcolm Shabazz has died.
Family friend and mentor Terrie M Williams revealed the tragic news on her personal Twitter account earlier Thursday morning(May 9th):
Reports on the cause of death are conflicting with some rumors stating he was shot and others claiming he died from injuries caused by being thrown off a building during a robbery attempt in Tijuana.
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In late March, Shabazz issued a statement detailing “a pattern of harassment from law enforcement”, specificially “the F.B.I.’s Counter Terrorism Task Force Unit located in Goshen, N.Y.” Shabazz was arrested by Middletown law enforcements in February after requesting a travel visa to attend The Hollywoodism International Conference in Iran.
Terrie M Williams worked with Shabazz’s godmother, Ruth Clark established the Malcolm Shabazz Legal Defense Fund and helped raised the necessary funds to bail Shabazz out of jail. Williams spoke with The Journal News about her memories of Shabazz:
“I mentored him and he did a lot of work with us in terms of speaking to young people, He was a very, very powerful brother.”