Authorities Say Mac Miller Died From Accidental Overdose

Two months after rapper Mac Miller was found dead in his Studio City, California home, his cause of death was ruled an accidental overdose. 

The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner released a statement Monday that Miller’s death was accidental and caused by a mixed drug toxicity, USA Today reports. The coroner found a mixture of fentanyl, cocaine, and alcohol in his system. 

According to People, the coroner's report revealed that the rapper was found on his bed “kneeling with his face resting on his knees” by his personal assistant. The assistant called 911, moved Miller to the ground, and performed CPR until paramedics arrived. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The home was reportedly “swept clean” of any drug use evidence before police arrived, according to TMZ. But the report stated “a white powdery substance, non-prescribed medication, prescription medication, and a rolled 20 dollar bill with white powder residue were collected from the scene and booked into evidence,” according to Yahoo

Miller’s assistant later told the cops that he’d “been in good spirits and had many positive, ongoing projects,” but the assistant revealed that he “struggles with sobriety and when he ‘slips’ he consumes them in excess.” The musician had “several recent ‘slips,’” and the most recent was three days prior to his death. 

Miller was hanging out with friends and watching football reportedly before his death, “that's why this is such a shock,” an anonymous insider told People. “Everyone who he worked with was aware that he was delicate, but thought it was because of the new album, nerves, nothing like this.” Back in August, he released his last album Swimming, where he talked about his lifelong battle with substance abuse.

Last week, fans and celebrities honored the late rapper at the tribute concert, “Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life.”  Chance the Rapper, John Mayer and Travis Scott performed at the concert, and a charity was launched for youth “arts and community-building programs” called Mac Miller Circles Fund.