On May 9th, 2013 the world lost a impassioned activist and direct link to one of the most iconic figures of the Civil Rights Movement when Malcolm X’s grandson Malcolm Shabazz was murdered in a bar fight in Mexico City, Mexico. Shabazz was buried at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, NY on May 21st, two days after what would have been Malcolm X’s 88th birthday.
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NewsOne released the funeral program which detailed his burial placement and a special singing tribute to the fallen activist:
Malcolm Shabazz was laid to rest today, Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at 11:30 AM near his grandparents (Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz) at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, NY. He was surrounded by his mother Qubilah; his aunts–Attallah, Gamilah, Ilyasah, Malaak, Malikah, other family & very close friends. Surprise guest and friend, R&B recording artist, Jaheim, offered his condolences and sang acapella “I Miss You (For Moms)” from his 1st album entitled “Ghetto Love”. Malcolm and Jaheim met at a youth rally The Terrie Williams Agency hosted at a Queens Public Library many years ago.
Shabazz was allegedly beaten viciously over a $1,200 bar tab at the Palace bar on Garibaldi Plaza. Two employees at the Palace bar, David Hernandez Cruz and Manuel Alejandro Perez de Jesus are suspects in the homicide.