Shock and pain in Great Britain and around the world at the sudden death of Benjamin Zephaniah: he had become famous for his role in Peaky Blinders
A very serious loss has struck the world of British poetry, writing and entertainment. Benjamin Zephaniah, best known for his role in the global hit TV series Peaky Blinders, passed away suddenly at just 65 years old. His family announced his death. In the post, published on the artist’s official account, we read that only 8 weeks ago he was diagnosed with a brain tumor.
Born in Birmingham in 1958 from a very humble family, he left school at just 14 years old due to his problems reading due to dyslexia.
However, a little later, he discovered and gave the world his incredible talent in writing.
Countless works he created and published, which led him in 2008 to be present in the list of top 50 post-war British writerswritten by Times.
He dedicated his life to defense of human and minority rights. In 2003 she refused the OBE award from Queen Elizabeth II, because, according to her, the award reminded him of “how my ancestors were raped and my ancestors enslaved“.
Also active in the musical and acting fields, he owes his global success above all to the roles played in highly successful TV series Ray Donovan and Peaky Blinders.
The announcement of the death of Benjamin Zephaniah
To to announce Benjamin Zephaniah’s death took care of it family, obviously heartbroken by the tragic event. In the post, published on the official Instagram account of the poet, lyricist and professor, the causes of death are also specified.
It is with great sadness and regret that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, son and brother in the early hours of this morning. Benjamin was diagnosed with a brain tumor eight weeks ago. We know many will be shocked and saddened by this news. Benjamin was a true pioneer and innovator and gave so much to the world. With his poetry, literature, music and work on television and radio, Benjamin leaves us a joyful and fantastic legacy.
Zephaniah and his family had maintained the utmost confidentiality about the disease diagnosed with him and the news of his death today leaves everyone shocked.
There are so many condolence messagesamazement and pain that the artist’s many fans left in the comments section of the post.
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