The Loose Women panellists were left in tears as they shared a touching tribute to Jamal Edwards MBE following his death.
Jamal was a musical pioneer and son of their co-star Brenda Edwards, and their tribute highlighted his astounding career as they shared clips of his recent appearance on the show.
The late star was an entrepreneur in the music industry and set up his YouTube channel SBTV in 2006.
He is responsible for kickstarting the careers of musical giants such as Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, JME, Jessie J, Emeli Sande and Skepta amongst other big names.
He has also founded a youth charity and opened up the conversation for mental health amongst teenagers.
He died Sunday, February 20 aged 31, after suffering from what has been described as a “sudden illness”.
Loose Women shared a clip of Jamal’s appearance on the show back in November last year.
He discussed the reasons behind his success: “I felt that a lot of my friends weren’t being represented in the mainstream media, that inspired me.”
“Honestly, my mum’s work ethic inspired me as well,” admitted the star.
Charlene White discussed Jamal through teary eyes, mentioning his “utterly beautiful face" and that his “impact will keep going on and be felt for years and years to come".
Judi Love also spoke about Jamal as tears fell: “It wasn’t just the things he did in public, it was the things that he did outside. Even my daughter, he was helping her with an apprenticeship in music.”
She then spoke directly to his mother: “Brenda, you inspire me as a mum.”
The panellists agreed that they were all proud of the 52-year-old and that she “did this all on her own".
Jamal constantly dedicated his determination and drive to his mother, who Charlene and Judi both said they were with until “the early hours".
Charlene dedicated the entire show to Brenda who had told her that she would be watching the programme today.
She emphasised that the show will be celebrating the work that he did throughout his life by playing music “which would not exist in the public sphere at the level that they do had it not been for Jamal".
The panellists also read out condolences which had been sent in by fans of the show and ended the programme with a clip of Brenda, singing a heartfelt rendition of The Greatest Love Of All by Whitney Houston.
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