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RIP: Malikah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X, Died at age 56


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One of Malcolm X’s daughters, Malikah Shabazz, died of unknown causes at the age of 56. Ms. Shabazz was found unresponsive to his daughter at his Brooklyn home on Monday.

Malikah, left, is pictured with her twin sister, Malaak, in the middle, and sister, Qubilah, right, at the funeral of their mother Betty Shabazz in New York in 1997.

NYPD officers answer on a 911 call from home at 4:40 p.m., according to Newsweek.

The home city medical examiner also responded and determined that there was no doubt of its death and no foul play was found.

Collection by Ron Galella via Getty Images

Malikah is one of six daughters born to Betty Shabazz and Malcolm X. Betty Shabazz (fourth from left) and daughters Malaak, Malikah, Ilyasah and Qubilah (left to right) are pictured together at the “Malcolm X” New York City Premiere on November 16, 1992.

Malikah died just days after the two men were released for killing her father. Malcolm X was assassinated during a speech at the Audubon Ballroom in Manhattan on February 21, 1965.

Three men were convicted in 1966 and sentenced to life in prison. Muhammad Aziz and Khalil Islam spent two decades maintaining their innocence.

Aziz was paroled in 1985. Islam, released in 1987, died in 2009.

They were released by a judge on Friday.

Mujahid Abdul Halim admitted to shooting Malcolm X. He was granted parole in 2010.



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