The talented rapper Cadet has tragically passed away in a horror taxi crash while on route to perform at Keele University.
Cadet whose real name is Blaine Cameron Johnson, was a passenger in the Toyota Prius that crashed into a red Vauzhall Combo van on the A531 in Betley at around 1:30am.
Despite attempts to revive him, the rapper died at the scene. The two drivers of the vehicles were taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital with their injuries described as ‘serious’. Police have confirmed that three other passengers in the Toyota were treated for ‘minor injuries’ at Leighton Hosiptal in Crewe.
Tributes pour in for the ‘Underrated Legend’
Krept, a member of the rap duo Krept and Konan, led the tribute for Johnson with a heartfelt post reflecting on the two’s close friendship.
Krept who is a cousin of the deceased rapper shared a childhood photo of the pair together with the caption :’My life will never be the same again. I love you and will forever miss you. I cant believe it. I am heartbroken. Rest in peace cuz’. Other members of the music industry joined in, expressing their shock and sadness after hearing the tragic news early this morning.
DJ Semtex shared a video on twitter saying : “Cant believe it… I was on stage with him last week. Never seen a man so happy. Everything was working out for him.”
Grime Legend, Mega So Solid paid tribute with the posting : “He brought life & substance to the uk music scene Cadet #RiP”
Rapper Ms Banks expressed her shock at the sudden death, writing: “Guys I can’t believe what I’m hearing wtf [sic] RIP CADET, you will be truly missed.”
Our Thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and fans, of Cadet.Wireless Festival Organisers, statement on His Death
Wireless has confirmed that Cadets slot will be kept on the schedule as a time to reflect on his memory.
No information on what will occur during Cadets slot has been released, though rumors of the organizing of a tribute performance to the rapper have been swirling around.