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Malcolm X’s Daughter, Malikah Shabazz, Found Dead in Her Brooklyn Home

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Malikah Shabazz, the daughter of civil rights activist Malcolm X, was found dead inside her Brooklyn home Monday evening, according to two senior police officials.

The 56-year-old Shabazz was found unconscious and unresponsive inside her home on East 28th Street in Midwood just before 4:30 p.m., the police officials told NBC New York. She was later pronounced dead.

The city’s medical examiner responded to the scene, and said the incident was not deemed suspicious. A cause of death has yet to be determined.

Shabazz’s death comes just days after two men were exonerated in the 1965 assassination of civil rights icon Malcom X, after a nearly two-year-long re-investigation.