Slain civil rights activist Malcolm X’s daughter found dead at Brooklyn home

13 days ago

New York City news, New York news.

One of slain Malcolm X’s daughters died Monday afternoon at her Brooklyn home, days after the two suspected killers of her dad were exonerated.

Malikah Shabazz, 56, was found unresponsive at her Midwood home, the NYPD said. She was pronounced dead shortly after 4:30 p.m.

Although an official cause of death remains unclear, an NYPD source said it appears Shabazz died of natural causes.

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  • Shabazz’s father, Malcolm X, was shot dead in 1965 at the Audubon Ballroom where he was about to deliver his speech.

    Malikah and her twin sister were born after their father’s death. She was one of six daughters.

    “My heart goes out to her family, the descendants of Dr. Betty Shabazz and Malcolm X,” tweeted Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter Bernice King.