Both Russell and Bastianelli were unconscious when firefighters arrived. Russell died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Bastianelli died at UCLA Medical Center.
Russell was a high school All-American at St. Augustine HS in San Diego and he was a two-time All Pac-10 selection with the Trojans.
Bastianelli was an All-American quarterback in high school at DeLaSalle Hs in Northern California before coming to SC and seeing most of his action as a wide receiver from 1995-98.
Both were members of the 1995 USC team that won the 1996 Rose Bowl against Northwestern.