YK Osiris Will Pay For Funeral Of Teen Who Fell To His Death At Orlando Amusement Park


Los Angeles, CA – It looks like YK Osiris is following through with his offer to pay for the funeral of Tyre Sampson, the 14-year-old boy who fell to his death from an amusement park ride at ICON Park in Orlando, Florida last month.

TMZ caught up with the rapper at the Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday (April 5) where he confirmed he was in talks with Sampson’s family to cover the costs of the services.

“I did get in touch with them,” he said through his mask. “I’m talking to them right now in terms of the process of it. But yeah, I’m talking to them right now. Just outside of music, I have a big heart and things like that, I know they was waiting on the amusement park to do they thing or whatever, but things gotta happen quicker. I feel like it was just a devastating thing for the parents, for everybody in his family, so I had to make it happen.

“Somebody had to make it happen. In the celebrity world, we got too much power and we got [too] big [of a] platform to not help with things like that.” He also noted he wanted to attend the services if the family will allow it.

YK Osiris originally put his desire to help the Sampson out there in his Instagram Stories on March 26, writing, “If anybody knows his family tell them to DM me because I want to pay for his funeral cost.”

A graphic video of the teen’s final moments was uploaded to social media and witnesses can see his body hitting the pavement. One person who called 911 said Sampson was face down with both arms and legs broken. Another person said he had no pulse. He was transported to a local area hospital where he died from his injuries.

Sampson’s father said his son had an eerie premonition about the ride and reportedly told someone if he didn’t survive to “tell my Mom and Daddy I love them.’”

OCSO Sheriff John Mina addressed the incident in a press conference on that fateful day, saying, “I’d like to extend my deepest condolences to the family of the young man who lost his life late last night after falling from the Orlando Free Fall attraction. We can’t imagine the pain and anguish that his family must be going through.”