Mac Miller was found dead on September 7th at the age of 26. The Self Care rapper’s cause of death has been revealed to be “mixed drug toxicity.” TMZ published the toxicology reports released by the L.A. County Coroners Office and Miller’s cause of death is deemed to be an accidental overdose.
Mac Miller, whose real name is Malcolm McCormick, died from a toxic mix of fentanyl, cocaine, and alcohol according to the coroner’s office. The mixed drugs were all found in his system following his death and all contributed to his premature death.
“Mixed drug toxicity” is also the cause of death of Tom Petty, who had fentanyl patches, oxycodone (Oxycontin), temazepam (Restoril), alprazolam (Xanax), citalopram (Celexa), acetyl fentanyl, and despropionyl fentanyl in his system when the Hall of Fame rocker died 10 months ago. Legendary singer Prince also died from an accidental drug overdose from too much fentanyl.
The report also detailed the sorrowful scene that Mac Miller was found in.
Mac’s assistant found him unresponsive on his bed in a “praying position” — kneeling forward with his face resting on his knees. The assistant described him as already being “blue” during the 911 call.
There was a 1/4-inch abrasion on the bridge of his nose, and there was blood coming out of one nostril.
An empty bottle of alcohol was found on the nightstand, near Mac’s body … and a bottle of prescription pills was found in the bathroom. The list of pills recovered in the home include Xanax, oxycodone, hydrocodone, and generic Adderall
Cops found a rolled-up $20 bill with white powdery residue in Mac’s right pocket.
We’re told the amount of each drug was not necessarily a lethal amount, but the combination is what killed him.
As part of the report, the Coroner detailed the location of all of Mac’s tattoos, and described each of them — including his “Most Dope,” Einstein face and “No Woman No Cry” ink.
Miller struggled with substance abuse throughout his life. In a 2015 Billboard interview, Miller said he was worried about dying because of his drug abuse. When asked: “Were you worried about dying?” Miller responded, “Yeah.”
“I was doing a lot of drugs around that time, which is another difference now: I’m not doing as many drugs. It just eats at your mind, doing drugs every single day, every second. It’s rough on your body. That was the plan with Faces: [Closing song] “Grand Finale” was supposed to be the last song I made on earth. I don’t feel that way as much anymore.”
Last week, some of the biggest music acts and celebrities in the world honored the life of the beloved rapper at the “Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life” concert. The “Celebration of Life” show featured an all-world lineup starring Travis Scott, SZA, John Mayer, Chance the Rapper, Anderson .Paak, Miguel, Vince Staples, and Schoolboy Q at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. An unreleased ballad by Mac was released at the end of the touching tribute.
The “Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life” concert benefitted the Mac Miller Circles Fund, a nonprofit organization that supports community-building programs and youth arts programs.