Cadet, A British rapper whose real name is Blaine Cameron Johnson, has died in a car crash while he was on his way to perform at his own gig.
The 28-year-old rapper, who was quickly gaining a reputation for his music, was due to perform at a show in Staffordshire.
Cadet had also been booked for a high profile show at Wireless Festival later this summer. The musician was a passenger in a taxi when a car crash occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning, his family has confirmed.
In a statement posted on social media, his family said: “We The Family of Blaine Cameron Johnson otherwise known as Cadet…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 we will share with you any information as and when we can.”
Staffordshire Police also confirmed the news in an official statement, it read: “Emergency services attended and a passenger of the Toyota, a 28-year-old man from London, sadly died at the scene.
“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.”