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Malikah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X, found dead in her Brooklyn apartment by her daughter

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ROCHESTER, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Former Nation Of Isla
Former Nation Of Islam leader and civil rights activist El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (aka Malcolm X and Malcolm Little) poses for a portrait on February 16, 1965, in Rochester, New York. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

  • Malikah Shabazz, 56, was found dead in her Brooklyn apartment by her daughter on Monday.
  • Last Thursday, two men were exonerated for the murder of Shabazz's father, Malcolm X.
  • Malcolm X's daughters asked for his murder investigation to be reopened in light of new evidence.
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One of Malcolm X's six daughters, Malikah Shabazz, 56, was found deceased around 4:40 p.m. EST on Monday in her Brooklyn apartment by her daughter, a New York Police Department spokesperson confirmed.

Her death comes two days after Muhammad Aziz and the late Khalil Islam were exonerated for the murder of her father. Their convictions were reviewed after Malcolm X's daughters requested that the investigation into his murder be reopened in light of new evidence, citing a deathbed letter from a former policeman who alleged New York police and the FBI conspired to murder their father, BBC reported.

The investigation is ongoing and this story will be updated as more information is released.


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