Ozzy Osbourne’s daughter Aimée has been making music like her father since 2015. However, one of her worst days at work happened on May 19 after a fire broke out at the recording studio she was using in Hollywood. The deadly fire killed one person and injured two others, including Osbourne.
Ozzy Osbourne’s daughter Aimée was injured in a deadly recording studio fire
According to Rolling Stone, on the night of May 19, a deadly fire broke out in an industrial building, home to several recording studios located at 6600 W. Lexington Ave in Hollywood.
Osbourne, the oldest child of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, was among the two people who escaped a fire. Smoke inhalation injured them, but they declined hospitalization. Police have identified musician Nathan Avery Edwards as the man who died.
It took 78 firefighters and 51 minutes to stop the fire. Rolling Stone writes that because of many of the studio’s soundproofing, double drywall, and “more than the usual amount of insulation,” the building kept the fire going, making it difficult to put out. The industrial site also dates back to the 1920s, which made it exempt from fire sprinkler requirements.
Hip-hop artist Maxxamillion said he lost his entire studio and $50,000 worth of equipment in the fire. He told Los Angeles’ ABC7, “I opened the door, I saw smoke coming from across the hall. I immediately reached over to grab a jug of water. I threw it at the door, flames bursted.”
Maxxamillion continued, “I tried to go back to my room and grab anything I could, but flames were everywhere, and we ran out the building, and that was it.”
On May 20, firefighters revealed they discovered a marijuana grow on the second level. However, it is still unclear what caused the fire.
Osbourne’s mother, Sharon, posted about the fire
Sharon Osbourne, who married Ozzy in 1982, posted about her daughter’s recording studio fire and called for safer building regulations.
“Today my daughter @aro_officialmusic was working in a recording studio at this building with her producer,” Sharron wrote on her Instagram. “They are the lucky two that made it out alive. 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. I really hope moving forward that buildings like this are better regulated for fire safety. This building was a creative hub for music in Hollywood, a space that should have been regulated for fire code.
“Producers, musicians, mixers & artists also lost all of their equipment. Once again, our prayers go out to the family and friends of the person that lost their life to this senseless fire.”
The singer started her music career in 2015
Osbourne was born in 1983, two months before her father released his third solo album, Bark at the Moon. In the early 2000s, she famously opted out of her parent’s MTV reality show, The Osbournes. She felt it would “typecast” her.
She then starred in MTV’s 2003 adaptation of Wuthering Heights. In 2014, she did voice work for Postman Pat: The Movie. However, Osbourne loved music. Although, she felt weird about wanting to go into her father’s profession. She thought nepotism was awkward.
“I grew up around a lot of music,” Osbourne told Tom Cridland, “and then I guess just having that kind of creative environment, it was kind of like a natural part of my everyday life.
“Then I always was interested in writing music and singing but I was very shy and almost embarrassed about it because I didn’t want to do that whole nepotistic thing that just felt really awkward. So I kept it a secret.”
Osbourne’s mother’s friend took her to meet some of her friends in the music industry. Then, she started to feel better about pursuing it as a career.
Osbourne began putting out music under the name ARO (her initials) to avoid “the obvious associations” with her last name. “I don’t think I will ever cross-contaminate my private life and my family life with my public and professional worlds,” she told Rolling Stone in 2015. “For me, nothing’s more important than having a very clear boundary between the two. That’s just part of who I am.”
In 2015, Osbourne released an avant-pop song called “Raining Gold.” Shortly after, Osbourne performed her music live. In 2020, she released her debut LP, Vacare Adamaré.
Since then, Osbourne has been releasing more music than ever before. Hopefully, Osbourne’s experience with the recent fire won’t stop her from continuing to do what she loves.