The South London born rapper Blaine Cameron Johnson popularly know as Cadet killed in a horror taxi accident while on his way to perform at a gig when a Toyota Prius and a red Vauxhall Combo van crashed on Main Road, Betley at 1.30am.
The rapper died at the scene, while the two drivers, men aged 36 and 22, were taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital with serious injuries. Three other passengers in the Toyota were treated for minor injuries at Leighton Hospital in Crewe.
The proclaimed ‘Underrated Legend’, Cadet, stepped into the music scene middle of 2015 with a hard-hitting freestyle reaching over half a million views in just a few months.
His family affirmed his demise in an announcement on his Instagram before making his page private.
They stated: “We the family of Blaine Cameron Johnson known as Cadet (Underrated Legend) might want to share the miserable news that during the early hours of 9th February 2019 he passed away as a passenger in a taxi, on the way to performance.
“At the present time we the family value your understanding and will share with you any information as and when we can. Thanks for your support in advance. “Love The Johnson Family #cadetcadet #imbuff #underratedlegend #ripcadet.”
Tributes have poured in via Ssocial media for the rising star from a stunned British music scene. “Krept, cousin of the rapper, said he was ‘broken’ after the devastating news.
Rapper Ghetts wrote: ‘Just woken up looked at my timeline – proper genuine brudda cadet, sympathies to his dear loved ones.’