Malikah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X, found dead in Brooklyn home at 56

FILE - Malikah Shabazz, left, daughter of Malcolm X, walks with her sisters, Ilyasah, third from right, Attallah, second from right, and Malaak, after talking to the media following the death of their mother Betty Shabazz, June 23, 1997 in New York. Malikah Shabazz, was found dead in her home in New York City from what appeared to be natural causes, police said Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. She was 56. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm, File) (Ron Frehm, AP1997)

BROOKLYN, New York – Malikah Shabazz, one of the daughters of slain civil rights activist Malcolm X, was found dead Monday at her Brooklyn home, police said.

According to NBC News, a medical examiner told NBC New York Shabazz was found unresponsive and was pronounced dead yesterday afternoon. Police said her daughter was the one that found her and called 911.

Shabazz’s death is not deemed suspicious, an NYPD spokesperson said. She was 56.

Malcolm X was assassinated on Feb. 21, 1965 at the age of 39. Two of his convicted killers were exonerated last Thursday after decades of doubt about who was responsible for the civil rights icon’s death.

X had six daughters with wife and civil rights advocate Betty Shabazz. Malikah and her twin sister, Malaak, were the youngest daughters of X. Betty was pregnant with the twins when he was killed.

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