Unfortunately, many news sources used his recent break up with vocalist Ariana Grande as a talking point in the artist's death.
Grande at the time wrote on social media that she had long tried to help Miller become sober but described their relationship as "toxic" and said, "I am not a babysitter or a mother and no woman should feel that they need to be". At the time, Grande responded to a Twitter user who accused of her of being the reason behind the incident.
Law enforcement officials investigating Mac Miller's death believe the rapper's home was scrubbed clean of drugs prior to paramedics being called. "Let's please stop doing that".
"He was a bright light in this world for his family, friends, and fans", his family wrote in a statement obtained by CNN through Miller's publicist. "Of course I didn't share how hard or scary it was while it was happening but it was". "I will continue to pray from the bottom of my heart that he figures it all out".
The photo appears to have been taken by Ariana, 25, as she stands over him while he sits on a patch of grass gazing up at her. It is wanting the best for that person even if at the moment, it's not you. Last year, a week after the couple split, Miller was arrested for a DUI hit-and-run.
He talked about his quest for sobriety in a 2016 Vogue profile, saying, "I'm just changing how I live life, my state of mind..." We made that song and started becoming close again.
Rapper Wiz Khalifa tweeted: "Praying for Mac's family and that he rest easy".
And despite Mac having his own mental health struggles, he still publicly supported her when Ariana released her first single after the terror attack - No Tears Left To Cry in April 2018.
Mac Miller and Ariana Grande perform in Paris together in 2017 (REX).
At the time, fans were upset with the pop star, especially after she confirmed she was engaged to Pete Davidson shortly after her split from Miller.