UK rapper Cadet has tragically died aged 28 in a car accident on his way to a performance in the early hours of Saturday, 9th February.
His family confirmed the tragic news, telling fans Cadet, real name Blaine Cameron Johnson, had been killed in a car crash.
A statement shared on his Instagram read:
‘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 9th February 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. ‘Love The Johnson Family #cadetcadet #imbuff #underratedlegend #ripcadet.’
Cadet was the cousin of Krept, of duo Krept and Konan; the Freak Of The Week rapper tweeted: ‘Absolutely broken.’ Tributes have poured in on social media for the rising star, with the rapper Ghetts saying:
‘Just woken up looked at my timeline ??? proper genuine brudda cadet. condolences to his close friends and family.’
Producer Dr Kane tweeted:
‘I feel numb my bro you know. I was just speaking to you about our next tune we were gonna drop and shut down this year. I feel sick man !!! RIP cadet.’
DJ Semtex wrote:
‘Cant 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.’