Cadet Tragically Passes Away In A Car Accident Aged 28
9 February 2019, 08:14 | Updated: 13 February 2019, 12:53
Cadet, the UK music star and cousin of fellow rapper Krept has died following a car accident en route to a performance in Betley, Staffordshire.
Whilst travelling to a performance 'Advice' rapper Cadet has tragically died, a statement from his family has revealed.
Taking to Instagram before turning his account private, Cadet's family informed fans that he had passed away following an accident in a taxi he had been travelling to a performance in.
The statement read, '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 he 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."
In the hours after the incident, which occurred in Betley, Staffordshire, police issued a statement and asked people to reach out with any information.
The police statement read, 'Just before 1.30am this morning (Saturday 9 February) police were called to reports of a two-vehicle collision involving a silver Toyota Prius and a red Vauxhall Combo van on Main Road, Betley (A531). Emergency services attended and a passenger of the Toyota, a 28-year-old man from London, sadly died at the scene.'
'Specialist officers are supporting the man’s family. The drivers of both vehicles, a 36-year-old man from Stoke-on-Trent and a 22-year-old man from Crewe, were taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital with serious injuries. Three further passengers of the Toyota were treated at Leighton Hospital in Crewe.'
'Officers from the Staffordshire and West Midlands Serious Collision Investigation Unit are appealing for witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to contact 101, quoting incident 45 of 9th February.'
Fellow music stars incudng Cadet's cousin have been reacting to the news on social media and revealing their heartbreak at the shocking tragedy.
Absolutely broken💔— TALLY (@kreptplaydirty) February 9, 2019
Lost two of my closest friends 9 months apart. I can’t believe it. 💔— Crowd Controller (@DoctaCosmic) February 9, 2019
Woke up to the very sad news. Saw him just last week and I said congrats on the Wireless gig. He couldn’t stop smiling. RIP Cadet 🙏🏾🙏🏾❤️❤️— MannyNorte (@MannyNorte) February 9, 2019
Having recently teamed up with the llikes of Deno for their hit song 'Advice', as well as a strong feature of recent track 'Pumpy', Cadet was set to perform at Wireless Festival 2019.
Our thoughts are with Cadet's friends and family at this difficult time.