Management of the 28-year-old musician says he was a passenger in a taxi that collided with another vehicle near Keele University, where he was due to perform a late-night gig.
Staffordshire Police says a 28-year-old man died in a two-car collision at about 1.30am in the village of Betley, 240km northwest of London. The drivers of both vehicles were seriously hurt.
The up-and-coming London musician had amassed millions of views on YouTube, and was booked to play at this summer’s Wireless Festival.
On Instagram, the family of the rapper, whose real name is Blaine Cameron Johnson, thanked fans for their support and promised to “share with you any information as and when we can.”
Musician and producer Example tweeted: “Smiling nonstop when I was with you, first time we met I felt as if I’d known you my whole life. Mad humble guy. RIP Cadet.” -AP