Malcolm X's daughter found dead in her apartment

Malcolm X's daughters Ilyasah (L) and Malikah (R) gives a speech during the 90th birthday commemoration of Malcolm X in 2015. - Bilgin S Sasmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

(NEW YORK) -- Malikah Shabazz, a daughter of Malcolm X, was found dead in her Brooklyn, New York, home Monday, police told ABC News.

Shabazz, 56, was found by her daughter just before 5 p.m. ET, police said.

The death does not appear suspicious.

The news comes as two men found guilty in Malcolm X's assassination are expected to have their convictions thrown out.

Minister and human rights activist Malcom X was killed 57 years ago in the New York City neighborhood of Washington Heights.

Shabazz was one of Malcolm X's six daughters.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 8:33AM by Aaron Katersky, ABC News Permalink