Officers found the late assassinated Black civil rights leader’s daughter Malikah Shabazz dead on arrival in her New York home, with the medical examiner determining her death to be non-suspicious at the moment.
Malcolm X had six kids with his wife Betty Shabazz, all of them daughters.
They are as follows: Qubilah Shabazz, Attallah Shabazz, Gamilah Lumumba Shabazz, Ilyasah Shabazz, Malaak Shabazz, and Malikah Shabazz.
Malikah was only 56. She was found by her daughter and her cause of death is not yet known.
Bernice King, the daughter of Civil Rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., expressed condolences on Twitter.
“I’m deeply saddened by the death of Malikah Shabazz. My heart goes out to her family, the descendants of Dr. Betty Shabazz and Malcolm X.”
“Dr. Shabazz was pregnant with Malikah and her twin sister, Malaak, when Brother Malcolm was assassinated,” she wrote. “Be at peace, Malikah.”
Police officials told NBC New York Malikah was found unconscious and unresponsive in her Midwood home shortly before 4.30pm.
Her death comes just mere days after the two men suspected of shooting the minister were exonerated.
A New York State court judge dismissed first-degree murder convictions of two men who served over two decades in prison for killing Malcolm X in 1965.
Muhammad A. Aziz, alive and living in Brooklyn at age 83, and Khalil Islam, who died at 74 in 2009, were exonerated after a lengthy 22-month investigation revealed the New York DA, the FBI and other law enforcement hid evidence that would have led to their acquittal.
“I’m an 83-year-old man who was victimized by the criminal justice system,” Aziz said to the court before he was exonerated.
Ellen Biben, the New York County Supreme Court Judge presiding over the case, agreed with his statement.
“I regret that this court cannot undo the serious miscarriage of justice,” she said.
“There can be no question that this is a case that cries out for fundamental justice.”