Just last year, rapper Mac Miller died of an accidental overdose at the age of just 26 years old. But now, the circumstances surrounding his shocking death is getting clearer.
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Miller, who had dated pop princes Ariana Grande for two years before breaking up in the spring of 2018, was found unresponsive in his California home last September. Two months later, the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner revealed Miller died ‘of an accidental overdose of fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol.’
But now, according to People, it’s come to light that a man by the name of Cameron James Pettit provided Miller with ‘counterfeit oxycodone pills, which were laced with fentanyl, a highly addictive synthetic opioid 50 times more potent than heroin.’ Pettit is now charged in connection with Miller’s untimely death.
And yes, it sounds like Pettit knows he is in trouble, apparently telling a friend following the Grammy nominated hip hop artist death that he was not great and that ‘most likely I will die in jail.’
While its another sad piece in what is certainly a devastating story, it does bring to light the sad circumstances of drugs in our world today.
“I’d rather be the corny white rapper than the drugged-out mess that can’t even get out of his house,” Miller said in the 2016 documentary Stopped Making Excuses. “Overdosing is just not cool. There’s no legendary romance. You don’t go down in history because you overdosed. You just die.”