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Malcolm Shabazz, 28, Buried in Hartsdale, NY

Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of slain civil rights activist Malcolm X, has been buried at a cemetery in suburban New York.

A spokeswoman for the family said Shabazz was laid to rest near his grandparents at the Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale on Tuesday.

Authorities say Shabazz was beaten to death earlier this month in a dispute over a $1,200 bar bill in Mexico City. Two waiters have been arrested in the case.

The 28-year-old Shabazz had a troubled life, from setting a blaze in his grandmother’s apartment that resulted in the death of Malcolm X’s widow, Betty Shabazz, to stints in juvenile hall and prison.

At the time of his death, he seemed to be seeking redemption with plans to write a memoir and denouncing youth violence.

According to USA Today, Hussein Mekki, 32, told mourners at a California memorial: “If I could put into one word how I feel about Malcolm, it would be, ‘inspiration.’ Hopefully that will continue, and he can inspire us for the rest of our lives.”

Shabazz died of blunt-force trauma injuries in hospital on Thursday. He was reportedly in Mexico to meet with labor movement organizers, Talking Points Memo said.

Juan Ruiz, part of the California-based labor group Rumec, told the website that Shabazz was in Mexico City to meet with one of Rumec’s leaders, Miguel Suarez.

Mexico City prosecutors say they have arrested two men in connection with the death of Shabazz.

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  1. Beka Shakur says:

    Never 4Gotten

  2. Nat Turner says:

    🙁

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