Almost two months after the tragic passing of rapper Mac Miller, his death has officially been ruled an accidental drug overdose, according to a report by the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner.
The 26-year-old was found in his California home on September 7 after having suffered an apparent overdose.
The coroner’s report reveals Miller was discovered on his bed, “kneeling with his face resting on his knees” by his personal assistant. After calling emergency services, his assistant moved him to the floor, where he performed CPR until paramedics arrived and pronounced the rapper dead. The assistant later told authorities that Miller “struggles with sobriety and when he ‘slips’ he consumes them in excess,” adding that the musician had had “several recent ‘slips,’” the most recent being three days prior to his death.
An autopsy was completed three days after his death, but the results weren’t released until now.
Miller has previously been open about his struggle with substance abuse. He told Vulture in August, “I used to rap super openly about really dark shit because that’s what I was experiencing at the time. That’s fine, that’s good, that’s life. It should be all the emotions.”