Mac Miller's cause of death: Rapper died from accidental overdose of fentanyl, cocaine, alcohol
The rapper died of an accidental overdose after ingesting a lethal mix of fentanyl, cocaine, and alcohol
As was previously suspected, Miller's death was confirmed to be a result of an accidental overdose. The L.A. County Coroner's Office results of Miller’s autopsy and toxicology report were announced Monday, TMZ reported. According to the report, Miller died from "mixed drug toxicity": specifically, a lethal mix of fentanyl, cocaine, and alcohol, the coroner determined.
The report also noted that although the individual quantities of the drugs consumed were not necessarily a lethal amount, it was the combination that proved fatal. Fentanyl is an opioid 30 times more powerful than heroin, and has suddenly become the new substance driving the opioid epidemic. Miller isn't the only one to fall prey to the drug.
In recent times, Prince, Tom Petty and Lil Peep, all died under similar circumstances - overdosing on the dangerous drug. Miller struggled with substance abuse throughout his life and had spoken openly about it in the past, with drug abuse and addiction forming major themes in his lyricism as well.
As TMZ reported, an empty bottle of alcohol was found on the nightstand near Miller's body and a bottle of prescription pills was found in the bathroom. The list of pills recovered from Miller's home included Xanax, oxycodone, hydrocodone, and generic Adderall. Police also found a rolled-up $20 bill with "white powdery residue" in his right pocket.
The 26-year-old rapper was found dead in his San Fernando Valley home on September 7. Police believe Miller’s home was scrubbed clean of drugs prior to paramedics being called, as they found only a small trace of white powder.
Last week, many of Miller’s friends and collaborators came together to celebrate his life and work at the 'Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life' tribute concert in Los Angeles, which was live-streamed across all major platforms. Check out John Mayer's performance during the tribute gig below.