It has finally been revealed what killed US rapper Mac Miller, two months after his shocking death.
The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner – Coroner announced on Monday that the artist, whose real name is Malcolm McCormick, died from mixed drug toxicity, noting fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol.
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His death has been categorised as an accident.
On September 8 this year, Miller was found at his San Fernando Valley home and was pronounced dead at the scene. The rapper was allegedly found face down and unresponsive.
Paramedics attended the scene where they pronounced him dead. An original autopsy revealed pulmonary oedema (fluid buildup in lungs), and froth of the upper airways.
Miller was just 26-years-old when he passed away. His death came just weeks after he was charged with a DUI and months after his breakup with Ariana Grande.
Prior to his death, Miller had often spoken openly about his drug use and dealing with depression, telling Larry King in 2015 that he was going through a “drug problem” and he was “pretty depressed” after dealing with fame.
“I had a drug problem for a long time,” he said at the time. “It wasn’t just in music, but I definitely was going through a drug problem and I think it was more my state of mind. I was just pretty depressed.”
“I think it started [with success],” he continued. “It’s funny, because you talk to people, and they say, ‘What do you have to be depressed about? You have money’… Fame is tricky because you read what’s said about you, and you know what you know to be true, and the lines start to blur.”
Miller’s ex-girlfriend Ariana Grande released a new song on Saturday titled ‘Thank U, Next‘ in which she referenced Miller, whom she dated for nearly two years before they broke up in May.
“Wish I could say, ‘Thank you’ to Malcolm ‘Cause he was an angel,” she sings.
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