Malikah Shabazz, one of Malcolm X’s daughters, was laid to rest Saturday, less than a week after she was found unresponsive in her Brooklyn home.
The funeral took place at Manhattan’s Islamic Cultural Center of New York, followed by burial at a Westchester Cemetery, according to a notice posted on social media by an older sister.
“In this time of deep sadness from the loss of our beloved baby sister…our family extends heartfelt gratitude for the outpouring of kindness we have received from so many well-wishers around the world,” said Ilyasah Shabazz, one of five remaining daughters of Malcolm X, on her Facebook page.
Malikah Shabazz, 56, died of natural causes, and had been dealing with a long-term illness before her death, according to reports.
“At this point in time, working with other authorities, the medical examiner, and speaking to the family, she had been ill for a period of time, and at this point, nothing appears suspicious,” NYPD Police Commissioner Dermot Shea told PIX11.
Shabazz’s remains were found Monday at her Midwood home by her 23-year-old daughter Bettih-Bahiyah Shabazz. Malikah and her twin, Malaak, were the youngest of the slain civil rights leader and Betty Shabazz’s daughters.