Daughter Of Malcolm X Found Dead In Her Apartment At 56

November 23, 2021

By: Mary Moore

Malcolm X’s daughter Malikah Shabaz, 56, passed away in her New York home on Monday. 

Shabaz was found by her daughter and police say that the circumstances do not appear to be 

suspicious, according to the medical examiner who arrived at the scene at East 28th Street in Midwood just before 4:30 p.m., ABC reports.

Shabazz was one of six children to Malcolm and was a twin.

This comes as two men are expected to have their convictions thrown out and names cleared for the death of Minister and civil rights activist Malcolm X, who was assassinated 57 years ago in Washington Heights, New York.

This is still a developing story so check back for updates.

After hearing the news the daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., Bernice King, wrote: "I’m deeply saddened by the death of #MalikahShabazz. My heart goes out to her family, the descendants of Dr. Betty Shabazz and Malcolm X."