While a cause of death still has not been determined for ASAP Yams, some details have emerged regarding his death. It’s reported that his body was discovered by his roommate Sunday morning (Jan. 18) in their home.
According to the NYPD, Yams, born Steven Rodriguez, was taken to Brooklyn’s Woodhull Medical Center and pronounced dead after his roommate found him laying down unconscious and unresponsive.
Julie Bolcer, a spokesperson for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of New York City, told the Fader that an initial examination was performed on Yams’ body but “following the examination, the cause and manner of death are pending further studies.” A more thorough report is expected in the coming weeks.
Rapper Joey Fatts took to Twitter on Monday (Jan. 19) to dismiss claims of a drug overdose and revealed that his friend had sleep apnea.
“My brother ain’t die from no overdose,” he said in a now-deleted tweet, “Fuck all you bitch niggas. My brother had severe sleep apnea. And was killing you fuck boys daily.”
Yams was 26 when he died.