LOS ANGELES (AP) – Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne’s daughter Amy was among those who survived a fire at a Hollywood recording studio that killed Sharon Osbourne, a 26-year-old music producer, and others working in space. Death had taken place.
Producer Amy Osbourne also survived a fire that began Thursday afternoon in a two-story commercial building that houses several studios and music production facilities. Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Eric Scott said in a statement that it took 78 firefighters more than 50 minutes to put out the blaze.
Scott said two people reported respiratory symptoms related to smoke exposure and were evaluated, but both refused to be taken to hospital.
“Sadly, one person was found dead inside as firefighters searched the structure,” Scott said, adding that no firefighters were injured and the cause of the blaze is being investigated.
Authorities did not release the identities of the man killed, but friends and others who worked in the building, including musician and record label owner Jamal RJD Davis, identified him as 26-year-old Nathan Avery Edwards, who recorded the music, producing done and mixed under the name of Every Drift.
One of the survivors was Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne’s older daughter, Sharon Osbourne said in an Instagram post.
Amy Osbourne, 38, and a producer she was working with, “were the lucky two who made it out alive,” Sharon Osbourne said without identifying the producer.
“Our prayers are with the family and friends of the man who lost his life in this senseless fire,” Osbourne said.
Amy Osbourne is a singer who releases electronic pop music under her initials ARO. She did not participate in the Osbourne family reality show as did her younger siblings Kelly and Jack Osbourne.
Davis, whose stage name is Jamal RJD, both live and work at his place in the building with his wife and four cats. He thought that his wife was burning incense when he began to see and smell the smoke.
He and others went out into the hallway and it became apparent that smoke and scorching heat was coming from a unit a few doors down, he said. The man in that place had locked himself and started trying to break the door as Davis and others shouted for him to stop.
He opened it and it was, “BOOM! Big old flames!” Davis told the Associated Press in an interview.
At that point Davis began yelling at Osbourne and the others to get out as he ran back to his place.
“I grabbed everything in my 65-inch TV, my PlayStation interface in my studio, my Internet box, everything I saw was right there that I thought was important,” he said. He dropped the stuff outside and tried to run back to pick up his cats, but it was too late.
“I was already choking,” he said. “So I took off my shirt, tied it around my face, and I tried to move a little further. I made about five or six steps and I couldn’t make it to my kittens. ,
Jonathan Wellman, who had rented a recording space in the building down the hall from Edwards, told The Los Angeles Times that he was “a talented young artist, producer, engineer”.
Davis said many people were able to follow the sound of his voice for a safe exit.
“I’m grateful for that, he said, but ungrateful that Avery died. He was on the floor below with us. I didn’t realize it. I only had a few seconds. I couldn’t even save my cats.” “
Davis, Wellman and others said they heard no smoke detectors and no sprinklers.
It was not immediately clear whether there were any code violations or citations in the building.