Jamal Edwards

Ed Sheeran releases tribute to friend Jamal Edwards on SBTV

It has been released on Edwards' music platform SBTV, on which Sheeran rose to fame more than 10 years ago.

BBC reports Edwards was a lifelong fan of Chelsea FC, with the video for the track filmed at the team's Stamford Bridge stadium.

The DJ and entrepreneur's mum, Brenda Edwards, has also been raising awareness of her son's death by campaigning for more CPR training.

CPR is cardiopulmonary resuscitation and should be administered if someone is unconscious or not breathing properly.

Ed Sheeran: I would not be here without Jamal Edwards

Tributes flooded in earlier this week, after news broke of the death of the influential 31-year-old.

Posting on Instagram on Wednesday evening, Brit Award-winner Sheeran said he "would not be here without him".

"Jamal is my brother," wrote Sheeran, alongside a picture of the two of them.

"His light shone so bright."

Sheeran added that Edwards, who also helped to launch the careers of stars like Dave, Skepta and Jessie J, "only used it to illuminate others and never asked for anything in return".

Fans mourn music pioneer at Acton vigil

Edwards was the founder of SBTV, an online grime and rap platform that helped launch the careers of artists like Dave, Skepta and Ed Sheeran.

"He was the hero of Acton," Zachary Thomas told the BBC at the event.

"He was the guy who showed you could make it out without... getting involved in crime or anything."

Edwards started filming local MCs after his parents gave him a video camera as a Christmas present when he was 15.

That led him to start SBTV, which became a launchpad for some of the biggest names in British music.