WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of slain civil rights leader Malcolm X, was killed in Mexico on Thursday, a close family friend said.
Shabazz, 28, is perhaps most widely known for intentionally starting a fire that killed his grandmother, Malcolm X’s widow, Betty Shabazz, 63, in Yonkers, N.Y., in 1997.
According to media reports, Shabazz died of injuries he suffered while being robbed.
Terrie M. Williams, a Mount Vernon native who now runs the Terrie Williams Agency in New York City, has worked closely with the Shabazz family and confirmed the man’s death.
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