Malikah Shabazz, daughter of slain civil rights activist, Malcolm X, was found dead at her home on Monday.
According to reports, the 56-year-old was found unconscious by her daughter around 5pm.
The death is not considered suspicious at this time, police say.
Malikah Shabazz was one of the twins born to Betty Shabazz after her father, Malcolm X was killed.
Reacting to the news, Bernice King, the youngest child of Dr Martin Luther King tweeted: “I’m deeply saddened by the death of #MalikahShabazz. My heart goes out to her family, the descendants of Dr Betty Shabazz and Malcolm X. Dr Shabazz was pregnant with Malikah and her twin sister, Malaak, when Brother Malcolm was assassinated. Be at peace, Malikah.”
Malikah’s death comes mere days after a judge in the New York Supreme Court exonerated two of the three men convicted of killing her father, Malcolm X, in 1965.
Judge Ellen Biben’s decision followed a two-year investigation by Manhattan’s district attorney that determined Muhammad A. Aziz, 83, and the late Khalil Islam were “wrongfully convicted.”
In the five decades since their father’s death, Shabazz and her siblings had questioned the official narrative of the assassination and the role government agencies played in it.