British rapper Cadet has died. Cadet, born Blaine Cameron Johnson, passed Saturday morning on his way to a performance at Keele University. According to People, his cause of death was a road traffic collision, or car crash. He was 28.
Staffordshire Police reports that Cadet was a passenger in a Toyota Prius taxi at the time of his death, and the taxi promptly collided with a Vauxhall Combo van at around 1:30 a.m. local time near Betley. Cadet was pronounced dead at the scene. The Staffordshire and West Midlands Serious Collision Investigation Unit are continuing to investigate, and authorities are currently asking for anyone with information or dashcam footage relating to the accident to contact them.
Cadet Died In a Car Accident On the Way to a Concert at Keele University
My life will never be the same again. I love you and will forever miss you. I cant believe it. I am heartbroken. Rest in peace cuz. You finally started getting the recognition you deserved. Im so proud of you. My left lung. Im devestated and broken right now 😪💔 pic.twitter.com/125pWPMzO1
— TALLY (@kreptplaydirty) February 9, 2019
Cadet’s family confirmed his death on his Instagram page (which is currently set to private). “We the family of Blaine Cameron Johnson otherwise known as Cadet (Underrated Legend) would like to share the sad news that during the early hours of 9th February 2019 he passed away,” they wrote. “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.”
Cadet’s cousin Casyo “Krept” Johnson, of the rap duo Krept & Konan, paid tribute to the late rapper on Twitter. Cadet performed with Krept & Konan at the 2015 Wireless Festival and was slated to return to the festival later this year. “My life will never be the same again. I love you and will forever miss you. I cant believe it. I am heartbroken,” Krept tweeted out. “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.”
Several Rappers & Fans Paid Tribute to Cadet On Twitter & Instagram
Rest in power Cadet 🌹
The family of the 28-year-old rapper report that he passed away on his way to a performance in the early hours of this morning. All our thoughts are with those closest to him. pic.twitter.com/skDjnRXsZI
— VERSUS (@vsrsus) February 9, 2019
Never knew @Callmecadet personally, but I’m genuinely upset at the news. He was my favourite rapper for such a long time. And he kept growing with his music. He was a superb lyricist, performer, artist and an all round good person. Condolences to his loved ones. RIP Cadet. pic.twitter.com/1AyPVIgvWH
— MVRKisMVRK (@MarkisMark) February 9, 2019
Cadet is one underrated UK rapper. He’s one hell of a story teller. 😭 Rest …read more