Malikah Shabazz 56, a daughter of Malcolm X, was found dead in her Brooklyn home Monday
Malikah Shabazz, the daughter of civil rights leader MalcolmX, was found dead in her Brooklyn, NewYork apartment on just before 5 p.m. EST on Monday.
Authorities say Shabazz, 56, was found inside of her Midwood home on East 28th Street by her daughter.
Malikah Shabazz and her twin sister, Malaak, were born just months after Malcolm X was assassinated in 1965. Malcolm and his wife, Betty Shabazz, had total 4 other daughters.
The death does not appear suspicious.
Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., took to Twitter saying “I’m deeply saddened by the death of Malikah Shabazz.”
Shabazz’s death comes just days after two men were exonerated in the 1965 assassination of civil rights icon Malcolm X, after a nearly two-year-long re-investigation.