Cause of A$AP Yams death confirmed as accidental overdose

Hip hop executive behind career of A$AP Rocky died in January

A$AP Yams’ death was caused by an acute mixed drug intoxication, it has been confirmed.

The hip-hop executive behind the careers of A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg and the rest of the A$AP Mob, is ruled to have died accidentally from the drugs which included opiates and benzodiazepine. The news was reported by New York Times with information from New York City’s chief medical examiner.

Yams, whose real name was Steven Rodriguez, was the founding member of A$AP Mob. He died aged 26 in January of this year.

He was instrumental in the formation of A$AP Mob in 2007 and the group went on to release the 2012 mixtape ‘Lords Never Worry’. He is also credited as being a key figure in Rocky’s solo success, telling The New York Times in 2013 that “Rocky’s like Luke Skywalker, and I’m Yoda”.

A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg both posted tributes to their friend following his death in January. SThey were then followed by a large number of rappers and artists including Drake, Rihanna, Danny Brown, The Weeknd, Mark Ronson and Azealia Banks among others.

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