Nearly two months after rapper Mac Miller’s sudden death, authorities have confirmed that the rapper died from having a toxic mix of drugs in his system.
Paramedics were called to Miller’s home in the San Fernando Valley, California in response to a possible cardiac arrest on September 7. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His cause of death has since been determined to be an accidental case of mixed drug toxicity, with an autopsy revealing that Miller had consumed fentanyl, cocaine, and ethanol prior to his death, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner released on Monday.
Urine from Miller’s kidneys tested positive for cocaine, according to a coroner’s report obtained by Oxygen.com.
Miller’s assistant arrived at the rapper’s home that morning and discovered him unresponsive and kneeling beside his bed in a “praying position,” the report stated. Drugs were found on Miller’s person and around his home; a substance described as “white” and “powdery” was found in a small bag on a table of his studio, while a bag containing more of the white powdery substance, as well as “multiple loose pills,” was found inside one of his coats, according to the report. Empty bottles of liquor were also found on the property, and a rolled $20 bill in the rapper’s pocket with traces of white powder was found in his pocket, the report stated.
Miller, born Malcolm James McCormick, was 26 years old at the time of his death. He often spoke publicly about his battle with addiction prior to his passing. Miller faced a DUI charge before his death after crashing his car in August and fleeing the scene of the accident. His addiction was also a chief factor in the dissolution of his relationship with pop star Ariana Grande after two years together.
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