Mac Miller was dead hours before body was found by police, says report

The rapper was found unresponsive at his San Fernando Valley home on Friday, Septmeber 7. Police conducted a search of the apartment and suspect that the scene was tampered with.

Mac Miller was dead hours before body was found by police, says report

Mac Miller was reportedly dead for hours before his body was discovered in his Los Angeles bedroom and paramedics were called, TMZ says in a new report. Miller was found unresponsive at his California home last Friday following a reported overdose at the age of 26.

According to the report, there was a party at the Pittsburgh rapper's house the night before Miller was found dead, and now there is a "spotlight" on the happenings of that party. Friends of the deceased rapper reportedly stayed at the house until the morning of Friday, September 7. Miller was found dead later in the afternoon. The police reportedly have confirmed that nobody has come forward claiming they saw Mac alive after Thursday night.

The report also adds that only a small amount of white powder was found when police searched the rapper's home. The house was possibly “swept clean” after police talked to witnesses and no pill bottles or drug paraphernalia was found, TMZ reported. Miller’s battle with drug addiction and depression was well known and his lyrics usually delved on the theme. His 2014 mixtape, 'Faces,' was almost autobiographical on the subject of drug use, with several references to premature death in the lyrics.

The exact cause of Miller’s death is still unknown. Investigators performed the autopsy and released the body to the family, but a cause will not be announced until the toxicology test results come back and that might take weeks or months, Los Angeles County coroner’s spokeswoman Sarah Ardalani said on Monday. 

Mac Miller was found unresponsive after a suspected overdose on Friday, September 7. (Image Source: Getty Images)
Mac Miller was found unresponsive after a suspected overdose on Friday, September 7. (Image Source: Getty Images)

Miller’s family are believed to be able to proceed with laying him to rest. Last week, his family confirmed the news of his death in a statement which read: “Malcolm McCormick, known and adored by fans as Mac Miller, has tragically passed away at the age of 26. He was a bright light in this world for his family, friends and fans. Thank you for your prayers. Please respect our privacy. There are no further details as to the cause of his death at this time.”

A host of celebrities have paid their respects to the star publicly, including Miller's ex-girlfriend Ariana Grande, who posted a touching tribute following the news. Grande and Miller dated for around two years before breaking up earlier this year.