By Jermaine Spradley
Shabazz’s death was also confirmed on Twitter and Facebook by Terrie Williams, a friend of the Shabazz family.
Talking Points Memo reported that Shabazz died of injuries sustained during a robbery.
“He was murdered. He was in Mexico City and I believe they attempted to rob him and he didn’t allow it, so they beat him to death and he died on his way to the hospital,” Juan Ruiz, a member of the California-based labor organization Rumec, told TPM. “This is all I can confirm, everything else is under investigation for the meantime.”