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LA County Medical Examiner reveals Mac Miller's cause of death

LA County Medical Examiner reveals Mac Miller's cause of death

Malcolm James McCormick, the chart-topping rapper known as Mac Miller, had fentanyl, cocaine and ethanol in his system at the time of death on September 7, according to the Los Angeles County's Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner.

The rapper died from "mixed drug toxicity" and specifically fentanyl and cocaine, TMZ reports.

Police found a rolled-up $20 bill with white powdery residue in Miller's right pocket and an iPad in his home studio had "linear white powdery residue" on it.

The Los Angeles Coroners Office has determined his cause of death.

According to new reports, Mac died from a mixture of fentanyl, cocaine, and ethanol. Prince died at 57 in April 2016, and a medical examiner ruled it an accidental overdose, finding fentanyl in his system.

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Miller, whose real name was Malcolm McCormick, was found face down and unresponsive and paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

He is the latest musician whose death has been linked in recent years to a national wave of opioid abuse and overdoses.

Performers included John Mayer, SZA, and Chance the Rapper.

The night before his death, Miller was reportedly casually hanging out with friends and was watching football. The concert launched the Mac Miller Circles Fund in honour of the hip-hop star and raised money for arts education in underserved communities.

Ex-girlfriend Ariana Grande called him "an angel" in a song at the weekend.