Sharon Osbourne has thanked rapper Jamal Rajad for helping save her daughter Aimee’s life after a Hollywood studio fire killed a young producer and injured two others.
Producer Nathan Avery Edwards, who goes by the professional name Avery Drift, 26, died and two others were treated for smoke exposure after a fire broke out at a studio.
The fire broke out around 6:30 p.m. Thursday and it is unclear how it started.
Osbourne’s daughter, Aimee, 38, was reportedly working with a producer at one of the studios when the fire started and almost had to jump out of the building, according to the rapper’s wife.
The former X Factor judge, 69, took to her Instagram Stories on Friday to share her gratitude towards the rapper for saving her daughter’s life by responding to a comment from Rajad’s wife, Pretty Face Ray’Ray, who he is also a rapper.
Sharon wrote: ‘Her husband’s alert literally saved her life. THANK YOU @pretty.face.rayray.’
Producer Nathan Avery Edwards, who goes by the professional name Avery Drift, 26, was killed in the fire.
Aimee visited the scene of a deadly fire Friday where she and her music producer nearly lost their lives Thursday night in a fast-flaming fire that killed one person.
The synth-pop artist hugs record producer Jamal Rajad Davis, who is credited with sounding the alarm about the fire. Jamal escaped, but all four of his cats perished in the fire.
The Osbournes star wrote an emotional Instagram post lamenting the tragedy.
Aimee, 38, posted a tribute to Edwards on her story, writing: ”I’m still in full [and] total shock [and] finding it unbearable to sit still long enough to feel [and] understand that Avery didn’t make it’
In the original comment, Ray’Ray had written: ‘I ASKED MY HUSBAND TO CATCH HER [Aimee] SO SHE CAN JUMP OFF THE SECOND FLOOR AFTER HE WAS YELLING FOR EVERYONE IN THE BUILDING TO KNOW. I’M GLAD I DON’T HAVE TO [JUMP] AND SHE WAS FINE.’
Ray’Ray added, “I’m still here right now, hoping we can save our studio gear.”
Osbourne also offered his condolences to Edwards’ family, writing in an Instagram post: “It is absolutely heartbreaking that someone lost their life in this fire today.” [and] we are sending our prayers to this person [and] his family. What happened today was beyond horrible.
Dancing with the Stars host Carrie Ann Inaba responded to the post by writing, “I’m glad Aimee and her producer are safe…but my heart aches for the person who lost their life and their family and loved ones.” darlings”. How scary it must have been for all of them…’
Osbourne also described the building as a “creative hub for music in Hollywood” and lamented the loss of equipment that belonged to the various artists who worked there.
He also called for better fire safety in such buildings, as it was later revealed that the 100-year-old building did not have a sprinkler system.
Sharon Osbourne, 69, thanked Jamal Rajad for helping save her daughter Aimee’s life after a Hollywood studio fire killed one person and injured two others.
The former X Factor judge took to her Instagram Stories on Saturday to share her gratitude for the role the rapper played in saving her daughter’s life.
Sharon (pictured together in 2020) revealed her daughter Aimee escaped the deadly fire in an Instagram post on Friday.
The Talk co-host ended her emotional post, writing, “Our prayers are with the family and friends of the person who lost their life in this senseless fire.”
Aimee, who goes by the professional name ARO, her initials, also posted a tribute to Edwards, writing on her Instagram story: “I’m still in full [and] total shock [and] finding it unbearable to sit still long enough to feel [and] understand that Avery didn’t make it out.
If there was anything any of us could have done, we would have. I can’t put together the words to describe how absolutely terrifying yesterday was.
I’m sending all the love I have to Avery’s friends. [and] family… Avery, we won’t forget you.
The structure housed several recording and rehearsal studios with thick, soundproof walls, which proved difficult for firefighters, according to CBS News.
“The studios had soundproofing — thick walls, extra insulation, double drywall, and thick windows that kept all the heat and smoke in, making this a very hot, intense shootout,” said LAFD Capt. Erik Scott, to CBSNews. “Our firefighters took a beating, but they were relentless and extinguished the flames.”
Seventy-eight firefighters were able to douse the flames within an hour. While extinguishing the fire, authorities found a marijuana grow on the second floor. It’s unclear if that caused the fire and investigators are looking into whether it was legal.
A hip-hop artist who goes by the name Maximilian told KABC-TV that he lost everything.
‘I opened the door, I saw smoke coming from the other side of the corridor. I immediately reached for a pitcher of water. I threw it at the door, the flames erupted [sic]. I tried to go back to my room and grab as much as I could but there were flames everywhere, we ran out of the building and that was it.
Fighting the fire: 78 firefighters took almost an hour to fight the fire
The facility housed several recording studios and rehearsal spaces. An artist who worked there estimated his loss at $50,000
The artist estimates his loss at around $50,000.
Aimee returned to the site on Friday, with fire investigators at the scene, and was seen hugging Rajad, who is credited with sounding the alarm about the fire.
“I was my own smoke detector,” Rajad told the Los Angeles Times. “I ran to my room, grabbed my things and left the door open, trying to call my cats to follow me.”
Rajad said he tried to go back inside to save his four cats, but the smoke was too thick and all the animals died.
Aimee and her music producer escaped the flames, but both were treated for smoke exposure.
Aimee, who goes by the professional name ARO, her initials (pictured with Sharon in 2016), said she was “terrified” after the event.
Aimee is the least known member of the Osbourne family, having refused to be a part of the reality show that made Sharon, Ozzy, 73, Kelly, 37, and Jack, 36, household names during its 2002-2005 broadcast.
He has appeared in a few family projects, including documentaries and interviews about his father and his career as the leader of Black Sabbath.
The versatile artist has provided some voice work on Postman Pat: The Movie and played Raquelle in the TV movie Wuthering Heights.
Aimee has been focusing on her music career lately. The singer released her latest single, Against Mine, in April.
Aimee (pictured with Sharon in 2006) is the least known member of the Osbourne family. She refused to be a part of The Osbournes during their period from 2002 to 2005. She is now focusing on her music career.