Is Malik Hardwick Dead Or Alive? Untold Facts About Omari Hardwick’s Brother

By Anuja Uprety | Published on: February 15, 2024 | Updated on: February 15, 2024
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Malik Hardwick is recognized as the brother of American actor Omari Hardwick who is known for his character James “Ghost” St. Patrick in Starz’s hit series, Power. Apart from being a celebrity sibling, very little about Malik has been known.

Sometime back, the rumor about Malik’s death highly surfaced in the media. Several online tabloids have claimed that Malik is no longer alive. So, what’s the truth? Is he actually dead or it’s just a hoax?

Go through the below piece of writing to know in detail about Omari’s older brother.

Key Takeaways

  • Malik Hardwick is a celebrity brother who was reported to have died at the age of 45. But the reality is he is still alive and living a healthy life.
  • He is the oldest child of his parents.
  • As far as the media is informed, Malik resides in Lilburn, Georgia together with his family.

Is Omari Hardwick’s Brother Already Dead?

No, Malik is not dead and is still alive and happily living with his family. Though several media outlets have claimed that Malik has already died, all the speculations are totally untrue. In that case, how did his death rumors get started?

Well, it all emerged after Omari’s tweet tweeted back on September 22, 2014, where he wrote,

“I thought it was ugly losing my son. I thought it was ugly losing my brother at 45 & sister at 33. All within 3 yr span. Ugly of HATE is.”

Not only this but three years after in 2017, Omari recorded his single entitled Bloodshed and while talking about his single, he opened up about the personal tragedy and said,

Those things are everything from having lost a son during the same time my father was shot six times, which was only a year and maybe 10 months after my brother was shot 10 times. Within two years of that–father survived, son did not, brother did not.

After all this, people just began speculating as if the brother whom Omari lost at the age of 45 is Malik.

Shreds Of Evidence To Falisfy Malik’s Death Rumor

Well, his little brother Jamil’s Instagram is the one that provides enough proof that Malik is still alive. On December 11, 2022, his younger bro shared his and Omari’s picture together with Malik and wrote,

Happy WorthDay to our big brother Malik!! Your devotion to family, love, support, strength, unselfishness, and loyalty are unmatched. You mean the world to us Big Dawg!! Love ya Man🤞🏽 @malik.hardwick

Malik is still alive
Malik with his brothers Jamil and Omari. Source: Instagram

In the comment section, many others wished Malik a happy birthday on the special occasion. He was lastly spotted on his brother’s Instagram on January 9 where he appeared sharing great bonding with his Lil bros.

Is His Parents’ Eldest Child; His Birth Details

Malik is the first-born son of his parents Joyce Hardwick and Clifford Hardwick III, an attorney. He was born on December 11, 1971, in the United States of America.

Malik was the eldest Hardwick siblings
Young Malik with his brothers. Source: Instagram

Every year his younger brother Omari wishes him on his birthday. On December 11, 2019, his brother Jamil wrote on his Instagram,

Happy WorthDay to the Captain, my Big Brother Malik!! just want you to know that I admire all that you are and all that you do. May this year be full of abundant blessings and favor. I love you big dawg!! 🎂👑🎁🤞🏽

Grew Up With Three Siblings

He has three siblings, one younger sister Shani Hardwick and two little brothers Jamil and Omari Hardwick. While his sister Shani is a community director at March of Dimes, his two brothers work in the showbiz industry.

Malik grew up with three siblings
Malik with his siblings. Source: Instagram

Among two of his brothers, Jamil is a TV and Film producer according to his Instagram bio. Further, he is also an entrepreneur and operates a Physical fitness studio, Health House in Beverly Hills.

Likewise, Omari is an accomplished Hollywood actor. He is a former amateur baseball player who later pursued a career in acting. Some of his notable acting projects include Army of the Dead, Saved, Anna, and Kick-Ass. He is also a poet and activist.

Malik’s Brother Said He Is The Most Selfless And Loyal Human Being 

According to Jamil, Malik is the kind of person who selflessly worked for his family and is a loyal human being. Jamil revealed this quality about his brother on the occasion of his birth anniversary in 2020. He shared a picture of the Hardwick siblings and wrote,

‘To my big brother Malik! … You’re not one for attention, but I want to thank you for always being there for your family, your loyalty, your unselfishness and all of your sacrifices.’

Jamil further stated that non of his sacrifices go unnoticed and he is extremely grateful for what Malik does for him and other members of the family.

What Did Do For A Living?

As per the information we get, he is currently a Director of Business Development. Further, his brother Jamil once addressed him as ‘Captain’, so Malik is more likely to have served in the Navy before.

Was Married To A Wife? His Children

Since Malik is already in his early 50s, we assume that he is happily married to his wife. He is also a father of a son who graduated from his college on May 25, 2023, and Malik proudly shared his son’s picture with the caption “The Graduate c/o 2023!!!.

Malik’s Net Worth

Based on speculations, Malik has a net worth of $500k in 2023. Meanwhile, his famous brother Omari is a millionaire with an estimated fortune of $5 million.