A fire broke out at a recording studio in Hollywood on Thursday, taking 78 firefighters nearly an hour to extinguish. The blaze sent two to the hospital, and killed a 26-year-old man believed to be Nathan Avery Edwards, who recorded under the name of Avery Drift.
On Friday, details emerged that singer and actress Aimee Osbourne, daughter of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, was one of the many who escaped with their lives. Sharon, the television personality and music manager, referred to her daughter and the producer she was working with, Adam Bravin, as a “lucky two that made it out alive” in a statement. “Our prayers go out to the family and friends of the person that lost their life to this senseless fire,” she added.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Also in the building was the rapper Jamal Rajad. While he escaped, his four cats did not. Britain’s Daily Mail reported that Sharon Osbourne wrote a note of gratitude on her Instagram Stories, directed at Rajad’s wife, who goes by the handle Pretty Face Ray’Ray. “Your husband alerting her literally saved her life. THANK YOU,” Sharon wrote.
On her own Instagram Stories, Aimee wrote a note commemorating Avery Drift and added, “I can’t piece the words together right now to describe how utterly terrifying yesterday was.” She thanked the people who helped, and called out Rajad for saving her life and the life of her producer. “We would not be here without you.”
The rapper, who goes by mrpaine_ on Instagram, posted a video mourning the loss of his pets as the building was still burning. “R.I.P. to my baby cats. I believe a human might be dead in there, too.”
Hip-hop artist Maxxamillion claimed he lost $50,000 worth of equipment in the fire. “I tried to go back to my room and grab anything I could, but flames were everywhere, and we ran out the building, and that was it,” he said.
If you think back to the early-aughts reality television sensation The Osbournes, you may recall there was one kid who decided not to be on the show. That was the oldest, Aimee. Since then, she appeared in the MTV version of Wuthering Heights, and now records synthpop as ARO (her middle name is Rachel, so these are her initials.)
In 2020, she released the full-length album Vacare Adamaré. In an interview at the time, Aimee said that The Osbournes “didn’t really line up with what I saw my future as,” but added that it “definitely worked great” for the rest of the family.