A$AP Yams’ Cause of Death Still Unknown After Initial Examination
The FADER reports that Yams’ roommate discovered him laying down unresponsive in his Brooklyn, N.Y., apartment and called 911. When authorities arrived, they found Yams unconscious and immediately rushed him to Brooklyn’s Woodhull Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. A review of the body indicates the body had no signs of trauma.
Julie Bolcer, a spokesperson for the public affairs department of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of New York City, has confirmed that an examination was performed on Yams, whose real name is Steven Rodriguez. However, the "cause and manner of his death are pending further studies." Most likely, the coroner is awaiting toxicology results, which can take several weeks.
In an interview with VLAD TV, A$AP Mob member A$AP Ant denied rumors that Yams’ death was caused by a drug overdose. "People keep talking about he overdosed off Xanax or whatever and lean. No. That's not what happened,” he said.
Fellow rhymer Joey Fatts went on Twitter and also debunked the rumors that Yams’ death was drug-related. "My brother ain't die from no overdose," he reportedly tweeted, which has since been deleted. "My brother had severe sleep apnea. And was killing you f--- boys daily."
Funeral arrangements for A$AP Yams are still pending.
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