The manager of Ariana Grande, Scooter Braun, is just one of the individuals out there right now paying tribute to the late Mac Miller, who died yesterday due to a tragic overdose at age 26. As fans of the singer know, Braun is the manager of stars like Carly Rae Jepsen, Justin Bieber, Tori Kelly, Dan + Kay, and more.
On Saturday, he wrote on his Instagram account, “this was a good man with a great heart…I’m angry to say RIP buddy.” The 37-year-old said that he was “always a kind heart.”
At approximately 11:51 am, the police pronounced Mac Miller dead at his home in Studio City, California. The LAPD and the Medical Examiner confirmed the news in a statement.
Thus far, it isn’t entirely clear how he died, but reports indicate that it was an unintentional overdose. The rapper went into cardiac arrest due to drug intoxication.
As it was previously reported, Miller and his ex-girlfriend, Ariana Grande, broke up in May after dating for two years. Now, she’s dating Pete Davidson, in fact, they’re engaged.
While Ariana hasn’t said a lot about Mac’s death, some people online laid the blame on her, due to their breakup earlier in the year, which some fans claim was the reason for his continued drug use.
As a result, Ariana turned off the Instagram comments on her platform and has kept them off since then. Previously, Mac was more than candid regarding his struggles with drug abuse.
During an interview with Complex in 2013, the rapper said that he “loved lean,” referring to the drug codeine mixed with soda. The rapper admitted that many of his friends were worried about him.
When he spoke with Rolling Stone earlier in the year, Mac said that he would never call himself a drug addict. It’s just that he liked to take narcotics.