Tributes have poured in on social media for the talented rapper
Rapper Cadet, real name Blaine Cameron Johnson, has died in a car crash whilst on his way to a gig in Staffordshire. He was 28-years-old.
Johnson, who was due to perform at Wireless Festival this summer, was a passenger in a taxi when a collision occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning (February 9).
The news was revealed by Johnson’s family in a post on Instagram. The statement read: “We The Family of Blaine Cameron Johnson otherwise known as Cadet…would like to share the sad news that during the early hours of 9th February 2019 he passed away as a passenger in a taxi, en route to a performance.
“Right now we the family appreciate your patience and we will share with you any information as and when we can.”
Johnson’s manager also gave a statement to Radio 1 Newsbeat and confirmed that the 28-year-old was a passenger in a taxi whilst on his way to perform at Keele University.
In a statement, Staffordshire Police said: “Emergency services attended and a passenger of the Toyota, a 28-year-old man from London, sadly died at the scene.
“The drivers of both vehicles, a 36-year-old man from Stoke-on-Trent and a 22-year-old man from Crewe, were taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital with serious injuries. Three further passengers of the Toyota were treated at Leighton Hospital in Crewe.”