Mac Miller Spent the Night Before He Died Watching Football with Friends
: 08 Sep 2018 : Natalie Parker
Mac Miller, who passed away on Friday of an apparent drug overdose, spent his final evening watching football with friends. He has long been open about his substance abuse, and now it seems that it got the better of him at just 26 years of age.
“He loved the Steelers and was just out with friends watching the game last night,” and insider said. "That’s why this is such a shock. Everyone who he worked with was aware that he was delicate, but thought it was because of the new album, nerves, nothing like this.
“At his record release in New York he was happy taking pictures, we felt like he was back. He wasn’t even drinking in New York, he was an artist’s artist; everyone loved him.”
He was pronounced dead at 11:51 a.m. at his home in California, and although his cause of death has not been openly confirmed, insiders have said that it was due to a drug-related cardiac arrest.
Speaking of his substance abuse in 2013, he said:
"I love lean; it’s great… I was not happy and I was on lean very heavy,” Miller told Complex in 2013. “I was so f—ed up all the time it was bad. My friends couldn’t even look at me the same. I was lost.”
Then, in 2015, he spoke of his ongoing depression:
“I had a drug problem for a long time. It wasn’t just in music, but I definitely was going through a drug problem and I think it was more my state of mind. I was just pretty depressed.”
Last month, when speaking to Rolling Stone magazine, he said that even though he is a heavy user, he doesn’t classify himself as a drug addict.
“If a bunch of people think I am a huge drug addict, OK. Cool. What can I really do? Go talk to all those people and be like ‘Naw man, it’s really not that simple? Have I done drugs? Yeah. But am I a drug addict? No.”
by Natalie Parker
08 Sep 2018