CADET’S family have confirmed the UK rapper, real name Blaine Johnson, has died at the age of 28, sharing the tragic news in a statement released on his Instagram page.
We the family of Blaine Cameron Johnson otherwise known as Cadet (Underrated Legend) 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 will share with you any information as and when we can. Thanks for your support in advance. Love the Johnson family,” the statement said.
Cadet’s Instagram account has since been set to private.
He was on his way to perform at Keele University before the crash.
Stars have taken to social media to pay tribute with his cousin and rapper Krept saying: “My life will never be the same again. I love you and will forever miss you.
“I can’t believe it. I am heartbroken. Rest in peace cuz. You finally started getting the recognition you deserved.
“I’m so proud of you,”(sic) he continued. “My left lung. I’m devastated and broken right now.”