There aren't many young hip-hop fans who weren't a fan of Mac Miller, the talented rapper who died of an overdose last year. From his 2011 debut studio album Blue Slide Park to his posthumous album Circles, the 26-year-old was one of the most creative and gifted stars of his time. In his short life, he collaborated with artists like Post Malone and Wiz Khalifa, wowed fans on stage, and was at the peak of his career when he died.
On September 7, 2018, the Pittsburgh-born rapper was found dead in his Los Angeles home by his personal assistant. He had been struggling with addiction issues for a long time but had stretches of sobriety. Miller was known to take promethazine, which is a powerful depressant and anti-anxiety medication, as well as lean and marijuana. But he was also reportedly using Fentanyl, which is 50 times more potent than heroin and can be fatal even in small amounts, along with cocaine.
His death was ruled an accidental overdose from mixed drug toxicity, and he was found with a needle in his arm, according to TMZ. Police are investigating a possible party at his home that night and are still waiting on toxicology results before making a final ruling.
It's been reported that the rapper will be buried in his hometown of Pittsburgh. His family was spotted visiting Homewood Cemetery in the city on Friday to pick out a plot for him.