Just days after two men were acquitted in her father’s murder, Malcolm X’s daughter is found dead

Aziz, formerly known as Norman Butler, spent 22 years in prison before being suspended in 1985. Khalil Islam died in 2009.

Family members reportedly told first responders that Shabazz may have experienced food poisoning earlier in the day.

Malikah and her twin sister, Malaak, were the youngest daughters of Malcolm X, who was assassinated on February 21, 1965. at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City. Their mother, Betty Shabazz, was pregnant with the twins when their father was murdered.

According to the Associated Press, Shabazz, an activist and author, and her daughter, Bettih Shabazz, were was arrested in Maryland in 2017 accused of animal cruelty after authorities said several injured dogs were found inside a stolen U-Haul truck they were driving.

Bernice King, daughter of the late Martin Luther King Jr., offered his condolences to the Shabazz family.

“I am deeply saddened by the death of #MalikahShabazz. My heart goes out to her family, the descendants of Dr. Betty Shabazz and Malcolm X. Dr. Shabazz was pregnant with Malikah and her twin sister, Malaak, when Brother Malcolm was murdered. Be at peace. “Malikah,” said King on Twitter.


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