Published: Mon, November 05, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Mac Miller Died of Fentanyl, Cocaine Overdose

Mac Miller Died of Fentanyl, Cocaine Overdose

United States rapper Mac Miller died as a result of an accidental overdose involving cocaine, fentanyl and alcohol, a coroner has concluded.

Mac Miller's death has been ruled an accidental overdose.

According to the report (via TMZ), Mac's assistant found him unresponsive on his bed in a "praying position", kneeling forward with his face resting on his knees. Someone in the home called 911 on Friday around noon and the call came in as a "cardiac arrest", as it seems that the person who found him didn't realize that he was already dead. An empty bottle of alcohol was found on the nightstand, and a bottle of prescription pills was found in the bathroom. A $20 bill was found in his right pocket, rolled up with a "white powdery residue" on it. Miller, whose real name was Malcolm McCormick, was from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. An unnamed insider told People "this is such a shock".

Fentanyl, a powerful painkiller that tends to be cheaper and more potent than heroin, has played a major part in the USA's opioid crisis.

More than 71,500 Americans have died of a drug overdose in 2017, according to data released the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It has taken the life of numerous stars, including Prince and Tom Petty.

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