Just In: Malikah Shabazz Found Dead in Her Brooklyn Home.

The youngest daughter of former nation of Islam leader and civil rights activist El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (aka Malcolm X), was found dead in her home in Brooklyn on monday, according to the officials.

The 56 years old, Malikah Shabazz, was found just after 4 p.m. inside of her Midwood home on East 28th Street by her daughter.

Police said the death of Malcolm X's daughter, Malikah Shabazz, appeared to be due to natural causes.

Her death comes two days after Muhammad Aziz and the late Khalil Islam were exonerated for the murder of her father. Their convictions were reviewed after Malcolm X’s daughters requested that the investigation into his murder be reopened in light of new evidence, citing a deathbed letter from a former policeman who alleged New York police and the FBI conspired to murder their father, BBC reported.

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Former Nation Of Islam leader and civil rights activist El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (aka Malcolm X and Malcolm Little) poses for a portrait on February 16, 1965, in Rochester, New York. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

According to the officials, the death does not appear suspicious, and Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said she had been ill for some time.

“At this point in time, working with other authorities, the medical examiner, and speaking to the family, she had been ill for a period of time,” he told PIX. “And at this point, nothing appears suspicious.”

Police are “absolutely not” looking for a suspect, he added.

Family members told first responders that she had possibly experienced food poisoning earlier in the day.

“We are investigating, and the cause of death is pending the final results of additional testing,” Julie Bolcer, a spokeswoman for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, told ABC News. “But the death does not appear to be suspicious following initial review.”

Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., took to Twitter saying, “I’m deeply saddened by the death of Malikah Shabazz.”

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. pic.twitter.com/YOlYoW4xDC— Be A King (@BerniceKing) November 23, 2021

The New York Mayor, Bill de Blasio, also offered his condolences on Tuesday for the death of Shabazz.

“This family has been through hell over and over again. … I’m so sorry for (what) they’re going through right now,” de Blasio said.

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