Coroner's report reveals that Mac Miller died of an accidental overdose
Malcolm James McCormick, better known as Mac Miller, was found dead in his Studio City, California home on September 7th. Today the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office released its toxicology report, revealing that he died of an accidental overdose. Investigators stated the cause of death was mixed drug toxicity, a fatal combination of fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol.
The coroner's report reveals that Mac Miller's personal assistant discovered him on his bed, "kneeling with his face resting on his knees." The assistant called 911, moved the 26-year-old rapper to the floor, and performed CPR until emergency services arrived. Miller was pronounced dead at the scene. The assistant told authorities that Miller "struggles with sobriety and when he ‘slips’ he consumes them in excess." He claimed there had been “several recent ‘slips,'” including one three days before Miller's death.
The report also included a description of the substances found in Miller's apartment. "A small bag containing a white powdery substance was located on a small table along the north wall of the studio room... On a separate table along the north wall of the studio room, an ipad was noted with linear white powdery residue. An empty bottle of liquor was noted on the desk along the east wall of the studio room. Inside the master bedroom, a bottle of prescription medication prescribed to the decedent was noted. Inside the closet on the west wall of the the bathroom, a bag containing a white powdery substance and multiple loose pills were noted inside the pocket of a coat. …. A rolled 20 dollar bill with a white powdery residue was noted in the right pocket of the decedent’s shorts. An empty 750ml bottle of liquor was noted on a nightstand on the west side of the bed.”
Miller had struggled with substance abuse, following his highly publicized breakup with singer Ariana Grande. Grande began dating Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson, and the couple quickly became engaged. As their whirlwind romance took the internet by storm, Miller got into a car accident, smashing his G-Wagon into a utility pole. The rapper fled the scene, but police tracked him down, charging him with a DUI and hit-and-run.
Some Twitter trolls blamed Grande for Miller's downward spiral. On social media, she defended herself, characterizing their relationship as toxic. "I am not a babysitter or a mother and no woman should feel that they need to be," she wrote on Twitter. "I have cared for him and tried to support his sobriety and prayed for his balance for years (and always will of course) but shaming/blaming women for a man’s inability to keep his shit together is a very major problem." The singer has posted several candid tributes to Miller since his death and is currently looking after his dog.
The world still mourns for Miller, whose career was cut too short, at age 26. On his 2015 single Brand Name, he rapped, "To everyone who sell me drugs / Don't mix it with that bullshit / I'm hoping not to join the twenty seven club." Tragically, that is exactly what happened.