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Funeral of Kilburn entertainment lawyer Richard Antwi takes place

PUBLISHED: 08:37 18 April 2016 | UPDATED: 08:37 18 April 2016

Richard Antwi died at the age of 38

Richard Antwi died at the age of 38

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The funeral of an entertainment lawyer from Kilburn who died suddenly at the age of 38 has taken place.

Richard Antwi with Jeymes Samuel from The Bullitts (Pic: Jeymes Samuel)Richard Antwi with Jeymes Samuel from The Bullitts (Pic: Jeymes Samuel)

Richard Antwi has been credited with establishing the musical career of a number of British artists he managed including Lethal Bizzle, Mr Hudson and Melissa Steel.

His company Full + Bless Management also ensured his clients knew their legal rights within the music industry.

Hundreds of mourners attended his funeral last week.

An Oxford University graduate, he grew up on the Chalkhill Estate and attended Chalkhill Primary School, both in Wembley, before going on to Kingsbury High School, in Kingsbury.

According to reports he was once a parliamentary researcher for Labour peer Paul Boateng when he was the MP for Brent South.

Singer and actor Jeymes Samuel, who is known as The Bullitts, told the Times: “Richard Antwi was my best friend and one of the greatest people I’ve ever met. We’ve all lost our hero!”

Kwasi Antwi, a friend who coincidentally shares the same surname, added: “Richard was one of a kind, such an amazing man that contributed so much to life.

“Richard was a brother to everyone. Miss you and love you Richard.”

Mr Antwi, who died on February 11, also co-founded record label Levels Entertainment alongside EMI Music Publishing and BBC 1xtra DJ Twin, who is also his friend.

His cause of death has been ascertained as sudden adult death syndrome.

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