Malikah Shabazz, the daughter of slain civil rights leader Malcolm X, was found dead in her Brooklyn apartment on Monday, the NYPD confirmed to CBS News. Shabazz was found by her daughter and her death is not considered suspect at the time, according to police.
CBS New York reports that her daughter found her unconscious around 5 p.m., according to police.
Shabazz, 56, was one of the twins who gave birth to Betty Shabazz after the death of Malcolm X. Bernice King tweeted late monday. King is the youngest child of the murdered civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The news comes just days after a New York Supreme Court judgeof the murder of Malcom X in 1965. Judge Ellen Biben’s decision followed a two-year investigation by the Manhattan Attorney that found Muhammad A. Aziz, 83, and the late Khalil Islam “wrongly convicted”.
In the five decades since Malcolm X’s death, Shabazz and her siblings had questioned the official account of the assassination and the role government agencies played in it Die New York Times.
Malcolm X had a total of six children.