Ariana Grande’s former boyfriend Mac Miller has reportedly died of an apparent drug overdose.
Miller was found Friday around noon in a bedroom at his San Fernando Valley home and was pronounced dead at the scene at aged 26, law enforcement sources tell TMZ
TMZ reports that the authorities were alerted by a male friend who placed a 911 call from Mac’s home. The emergency dispatch audio reveals first responders were called for a patient in cardiac arrest.
Miller’s family released a statement on his death, saying, “Malcolm McCormick known and adored by fans as Mac Miller, has tragically passed away at the age of 26.
“He was a bright light in this world for his family, friends and fans. thank you for your prayers”, the statement added.
Speaking about drug abuse in a video years ago, the deceased had said: “I’d rather be the corny white rapper than the drugged-out mess who can’t even get out of his house. Overdosing is just not cool. You don’t go down in history because you overdose. You just die.”
Concise News understands that Miller has battled substance abuse issues for years – something that came up again in the wake of his breakup with Ariana Grande.
The rapper wrecked his G-Wagon by wrapping it around a utility pole back in May and was arrested for DUI and hit and run. He fled the scene but cops say he later confessed at his home. He blew 2 times the legal limit, a report by TMZ said.
After his arrest, Ariana tweeted, “Pls take care of yourself” and was clearly concerned about substance abuse.
After their breakup, Ariana made it clear his substance abuse had been a deal breaker in their 2-year relationship.
Some people blamed Ariana for Miller’s DUI, and she responded, “I am not a babysitter or a mother and no woman should feel that they need to be. I have cared for him and tried to support his sobriety & prayed for his balance for years.” She added, “Of course I didn’t share about how hard or scary it was while it was happening but it was.”