Mac Miller died hours before his body was found, new reports

2018-09-13 11:40
Mac Miller. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Mac Miller was reportedly dead for hours before his body was found, TMZ reports.

According to law enforcement officials speaking to the publication, friends had been over at the rapper’s house on Thursday night on 6 September, before leaving in the early hours of Friday morning.

Mac’s body was only found at noon on Friday 7 September. 

The rapper, real name Malcolm McCormick died of an apparent overdose in his San Fernando Valley home. According to TMZ, a tiny amount of white powder was found at his residence when police searched the home and they believe the house was swept clean to hide evidence of drug use.

The rapper’s cause of death is yet to be determined.

The LA County Coroner have completed the autopsy of the body and are awaiting toxicology results to make a finding, which takes between four to six weeks.

In the meantime his body has arrived in his hometown of Pittsburgh for his funeral. His family will reportedly hold a Jewish funeral service for him in Pittsburgh later this week.

A public vigil was hosted for Mac on Wednesday night at Pittsburgh's Blue Slide Park. An estimated 22 thousand people gathered to pay tribute to him.

Meanwhile close friend, Frankie Grande, says he owes his own sobriety to the late rapper.

In a post on his Instagram, the 35-year-old brother of Mac’s ex-girlfriend, Ariana Grande, said he was “heartbroken over Malcolm’s death”.

“He was the reason I went to the rehabilitation centre where I was detoxed safely from all of the drugs alcohol and medications I was taking, when I couldn’t imagine living without them,” the former Big Brother star said.

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I am beyond heartbroken over Malcolm’s death. He was a good friend and was wonderful to my sister. He was the reason I went to the rehabilitation center where I was detoxed safely from all of the drugs alcohol and medications I was taking, when I couldn’t imagine living without them. It was the place where I found the community of support that showed me that living life without drugs was a possibility and I would never have discovered that if it weren’t for Malcolm. I remember when I would get 30, 60, 90 days clean and Malcom would be there with a gift and a card and words of encouragement... telling me that he knew how hard getting sober is and how impressed he was that I was succeeding. Addiction is a TERRIBLE disease… many people are suffering from addiction like I am and many many of them are losing. Those of us who are struggling with addiction must stay strong. We must continue to work HARD on ourselves every single day and help each other. Our disease is strong but WE ARE STRONGER and I vow to work every moment of my life to keep myself sober so that i may be there for others. This is a difficult road but YOU DO NOT HAVE TO TRUDGE IT ALONE. To anyone who needs help, help is there. you just need to have the courage to ask, which I know can be EXTREMELY difficult... but when you do I GUARANTEE support will be there. do not be ashamed if you are losing the battle against addiction, shame feeds the disease, humility defeats it. please ask for help! you are NOT ALONE! I am here... and I will continue to be here... for you... Malcom my friend, you will be dearly missed. and I know you will be looking down on me from heaven, proudAF for every day I live my life clean and sober... 453 days and counting... Thank you from the bottom of my heart ???? AA: (212) 870-3400 NA: (818) 773-9999 Suicide Prevention Lifeline: :800-273-9255

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Sources: E! Online, TMZ, Entertainment online

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