ED SHEERAN has recorded a song to pay respect to his late buddy Jamal Edwards
Ed was shocked when British music mogul Jamal, who was instrumental in launching Ed's career, went tragically suddenly in February after suffering a heart attack at the age of 31.
He spent the day yesterday making a music video for the song with several of Jamal's closest friends and family members, including his singer mother, Brenda Edwards, and his sister Tanisha.
In my exclusive images, Ed is seen at a venue in Soho, central London, for the shoot, where he was accompanied by musicians Russ and Raff Law, actors Tom Felton and Raff Law, and rapper Big Narstie, among others. A blue classic automobile, which was parked outside and was thought to be a part of the video, was there.
According to a source, "Ed appeared to be in high spirits when he arrived, but it was a solemn occasion, and things became extremely emotional on set." Ed wanted to do something to honour Jamal's tremendous legacy since he considers him to be a significant part of his own life.
"Brenda was dressed all in black and wearing sunglasses when she arrived. After such a tragic death, it was quite brave of her to get involved, but she knew how close Ed and Jamal were, and so being a part of it was particularly poignant."
Jamal founded his internet music portal SB.TV in 2006, where he shot videos of up-and-coming performers that helped boost the careers of artists such as Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, Stormzy, and Emeli Sande to international prominence.
"Jamal is my brother," Ed said in a February Instagram post, referring to his brother. His light flashed brightly in the room. He solely used it to enlighten others, and he never asked for anything in return for his services.
"A star's light shines for millions of years after it dies, and his light will continue to shine at every gloomy moment for the rest of his life." In both professional and personal terms, he is the reason I am where I am now. "There will never be anybody or anything like him in the world."
Ed has done an incredible thing by creating this after suffering such a devastating loss.