Ed Sheeran Pays Tribute to Late Friend Jamal Edwards
Opening Up About the Grieving Process
In recent news, singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has been heavily grieving the loss of his best friend, Jamal Edwards. Edwards passed away suddenly in 2019 due to a heart attack, and since then, Sheeran has been very open about the toll it has taken on him emotionally.
Sheeran and Edwards had been close since childhood, and their bond only grew stronger as they both entered the music industry. Sheeran even wrote a touching tribute to Edwards in a new song called “Eyes Closed,” which he released last week.
In interviews, Sheeran has described Edwards as the “glue” that held their friend group together. He has shared touching anecdotes about their friendship, such as their shared love of video games and how Edwards would always be there for him when he needed it.
Coping with Grief
In addition to writing music about him and sharing memories, Sheeran has also been mourning privately. He recently opened up about how difficult it has been to come to terms with Edwards’ passing, saying that “it’s still very raw.”
He has also been using his platform to talk about mental health, urging others to seek help when they are struggling with grief or other difficult emotions. Sheeran has emphasized the importance of talking to loved ones and seeking professional help if necessary.
Honoring Edwards’ Legacy
Despite the pain of losing his friend, Sheeran has also been using this time to honor Edwards’ legacy. He has helped organize a charity event in Edwards’ memory, and has been working on a documentary about Edwards’ life and achievements.
Through his grief, Sheeran has shown a strength and resilience that is truly admirable. Despite the pain he has experienced, he has continued to honor his friend’s memory and support those who are struggling with their own grief.