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Cadet dies in car accident while travelling to a live show

By | Published on Monday 11 February 2019


British rapper Cadet has died after being involved in a car accident on his way to a gig this weekend. Due to perform at Keele University students’ union in Staffordshire, Cadet was travelling in a taxi when it was hit by a van. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The drivers of both vehicles and three other passengers in the taxi were treated in hospital for injuries sustained in the collision.

A statement on the rapper’s Instagram profile reads: “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 Feb 2019 he passed away as a passenger in a taxi, en route to a performance. 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 rapper’s cousin Casyo Johnson – better known at Krept of Krept & Konan – said on Twitter: “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 deserved. I’m so proud of you. My left lung. I’m devastated and broken right now”.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident to come forward.