“Following the examination, the cause and manner of death are pending further studies,” a spokesperson for the public affairs department of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of New York City says.
Following A$AP Yams’ death this past Sunday (January 18), various fans and spectators have been hinting at a possible drug overdose as the primary cause of death for the A$AP Mob co-founder.
However, after speaking with a spokesperson for The New York City Police Department, The FADER reports that the cause of A$AP Yams’ death is still unknown and subject to further studies.
According to an article published by the publication this past Tuesday (January 20), A$AP Yams was found “unconscious and unresponsive” by his roommate.
“The cause of death for Steven Rodriguez, known as A$AP Yams, is still unknown,” a spokesperson for the NYPD press relations office told The FADER on Tuesday.
“According to the NYPD, police responded to a 911 call placed by Rodriguez’ roommate on Sunday morning,” the publication says. “A complaint report filed by police in Brooklyn’s 90th precinct says Rodriguez was found by his roommate, laying down unconscious and unresponsive, then transported to Brooklyn’s Woodhull Medical Center. There were no apparent signs of trauma, the report says.
Julie Bolcer, a spokesperson for the public affairs department of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of New York City, told The FADER that the body of a twenty-something male, pronounced dead early Sunday morning at Woodhull, was brought to the Brooklyn borough OCME, the site adds.
On Tuesday afternoon, the body was identified as Rodriguez. Bolcer said an initial examination was performed on the body, and that ‘following the examination, the cause and manner of death are pending further studies.
Results from a more thorough autopsy, she confirmed, will be known in the next few weeks.
Following Yams’ death, fellow A$AP Mob member A$AP Ant denounced claims that his friend’s passing had been from a drug overdose.
“It ain’t no overdose,” A$AP Ant told VladTV. “People stop saying overdose ’cause that’s not what it is. It’s not an overdose. People keep talking about he overdosed on Xanax and shit like that, lean. No, that’s not what happened at all. I don’t wanna talk on it. It wasn’t that though at all.”
by Henry Mansell