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Mac Miller Death Ruled An Accident; Cause Of Death “Mixed Drug Toxicity”

Posted Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:16 am

Mac Miller, who died nearly two months ago at his Studio City home, “died from mixed drug toxicity,” the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner announced Monday.

The 26-year-old rapper, whose real name was Malcolm McCormick, was discovered unresponsive in his home in the 11600 block of Valleycrest Drive early on the morning of Sept. 7 and was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy was performed the following day, and the cause of death was deferred pending further investigation.

“It was later determined McCormick died from mixed drug toxicity — fentanyl, cocaine and ethanol,” the coroner’s office reported Monday morning. “The manner of death was certified as an accident.”

The “ethanol” mentioned in the toxicity report refers to alcohol, said coroner’s spokeswoman Sarah Ardalani.

Days before his death, the Pittsburgh native had released his latest album, titled “Swimming,” and was readying for a tour that was to include an Oct. 31 concert at the Greek Theatre, which was turned into a Halloween night benefit concert to support a fund created in the rapper’s name to help youth from underserved communities.

Chance the Rapper, Ty Dolla $Sign, Action Bronson, Anderson .Paak, Dylan Reynolds, Domo Genesis, Earl Sweatshirt, J.I.D, John Mayer, Miguel, Njomza, ScHoolboy Q, SZA, Thundercat, Travis Scott and Vince Staples were among the artists in the lineup.

CNS-11-05-2018 09:52

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