Friday, May 10, 2013

Malcolm X's grandson Malcolm Shabazz dead: family friend

The grandson of murdered civil rights leader Malcolm X, Malcolm Shabazz, who was convicted as a child of manslaughter and arson in the death of his grandmother, has died outside the United States, family friend Terrie Williams said.

"I'm confirming, per U.S. Embassy, on behalf of the family, the tragic death of Malcolm Shabazz, grandson of Malcolm X. Statement from family to come," Williams posted late Thursday on her Facebook page.

Media reports said Shabazz, in his late 20's, died in Mexico, but the circumstances were not confirmed.