BROOKLIN, NY. (THECOUNT) — Malikah Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X, was found dead in her Brooklyn home Monday. She was 56.

Shabazz was found unresponsive inside of her Midwood home located at, 878 E 28th St in Brooklyn.


The death does not appear suspicious.

Shabazz’s death comes just days after two men were exonerated in the 1965 assassination of civil rights icon Malcolm X, after a nearly two-year-long re-investigation, reports ABCNY7.

N.J. Burkett reports on the exoneration nearly 57 years after the conviction of two men in the assassination of Malcolm X.

Muhammad Aziz, now 83 and previously known as Norman Butler, spent 22 years in prison before he was paroled in 1985.

A co-defendant who also maintained his innocence, Khalil Islam, died in 2009.

A cause of death was not provided.


Geo quick facts: Brooklyn is a borough of New York City, coextensive with Kings County, in the U.S. state of New York. Kings County is the most populous county in New York State, as well as the second-most densely populated county in the United States. It is also New York City’s most populous borough, with 2,736,074 residents in 2020 – Wikipedia.

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