Sharon Osbourne has revealed her daughter Aimee is 'lucky' to be alive after escaping a fire that left one person dead on Thursday.
The TV presenter took to Instagram the following day to share the devasting news with her fans, calling the incident 'beyond horrific.'
Aimee Osbourne, 38, was working at a recording studio in Hollywood when a fire broke out on the first floor of the two-story building shortly after 5.40 pm. The English singer and her producer managed to escape and were treated for smoke exposure, but tragically, not everyone was so fortunate.
The body of Nathan Avery Edwards, also known as Avery Drift, was recovered by emergency services after the fire had been extinguished. The 26-year-old music producer and engineer had collaborated with multiple famous rappers, including Eminem and Lil Baby, during his career in the industry.
"They are the lucky two that made it out alive," Sharon wrote in an Instagram post to her 1.1m followers on Friday.
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"It is utterly heartbreaking that someone lost their life today in this fire & we are sending our prayers to this person & their family. What happened today was beyond horrific."
The former host of The Talk also called for improved standards of fire safety, calling the deadly blaze 'senseless' and insisting that the industrial building 'should have been regulated for fire code.'
She also thanked Jamal Rajad in a follow-up Instagram Story, after the rapper's wife, Pretty Face Ray'Ray, revealed that she asked him to "catch her [Aimee] so she can jump out of the second floor."
"Your husband alerting her literally saved her life. THANK YOU," Sharon replied.
Aimee also took to social media to make a statement, telling her 29k Instagram followers that she is "still in complete and utter shock" over the tragedy. The eldest Osbourne daughter added that she is "finding it unbearable to sit still long enough to feel [and] comprehend that Avery did not make it out."
"'If there was anything any of us could have done, we would have. I can't piece the words together to describe how utterly terrifying yesterday was.
"I am sending all the love I have to Avery's friends [and] family...Avery, you will not be forgotten."
The cause of the fire remains unknown, but an investigation by Los Angeles code enforcement authorities is currently underway to determine if the building was approved to be used as a recording studio. Sharon also revealed that the blaze destroyed the equipment of many artists who use the space, which was not fully occupied when the fire broke out.
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Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.
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