A social media post by Cadets family has announced news of his passing in a tragic car accident.
People from around the UK music scene were quick to post tributes on social media.
The South London Rapper was only 28 years old and had a string of viral hits and a successful UK tour. He was also well known and respected by his industry peers.
This year he was set for big things – being booked for Wireless, one of the UKs biggest festivals. Wireless have announced that they will keep his set as a tribute to his legacy.
Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.
My life will never be the same again. I love you and will forever miss you. I cant believe it. I am heartbroken. Rest in peace cuz. You finally started getting the recognition you deserved. Im so proud of you. My left lung. Im devestated and broken right now 😪💔 pic.twitter.com/125pWPMzO1
— TALLY (@kreptplaydirty) February 9, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and fans, of Cadet.
Such sad news.
We’ll be keeping his Wireless performance as a time to reflect on the memory of Blaine.
— Wireless Festival (@WirelessFest) February 9, 2019
Cant believe it…
I was on stage with him last week . Never seen a man so happy. Everything was working out for him.
This was gonna be his year. We were plottin on the best time to do an interview on his next single.
Rip Cadet 🙏🏼❤️ pic.twitter.com/Nwy65RUqbJ
— DJSemtex (@DJSemtex) February 9, 2019
RIP Cadet. Taken far too soon. Such a lovely energy to be around and a very talented artist. Prayers are with his friends and family members. ♥️
— Tiffany Calver (@tiffanycalver) February 9, 2019