A$AP Yams passed away in his sleep back on January 18 and there was immediate speculation stemming from his last tweet posted that his death may have been drug-related.
Fellow A$AP Mob members A$AP Ant and A$AP Rocky released statements denying rumors that Yams’ death had been caused by drug use or overdose. At Sundance Festival, Rocky stated, “People were saying that Yams overdosed on drugs — he didn’t overdose on any drugs, I feel like people feel that way because that’s all he’s in pictures doing. When you see A$AP Yams you see Hennessey or purple drink, you see some type of controlled substance or illegal narcotic.”
Earlier today (March 19), the New York Times’ Jon Caramanica tweeted that the Chief Medical Examiner’s report concluded that the 26-year-old Harlem native, born Steven Rodriguez, died due to acute mixed drug intoxication. The report revealed that opiates and benzodiazepine were found in Yams’ system, and his death has been ruled accidental.
Rest in power A$AP Yams.
Sad news: Chief Medical Examiner calls ASAP Yams’s death accident caused by acute mixed drug intoxication (incl. opiates & benzodiazepine)
— Jon Caramanica (@joncaramanica) March 19, 2015
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