Mac Miller Dead: Ariana Grande Posts Instagram Tribute To Late Ex-Boyfriend

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Ariana Grande has shared a touching tribute to her former boyfriend and rapper Mac Miller, one day after his tragic death. He passed away from an apparent overdose on Friday (September 7) at his home in California's San Fernando Valley.

The image marked Ariana's first public response to his passing, and came hours after she disabled the ability for followers to comment on her posts, having been inundated with hurtful messages from his upset fans. The black-and-white photo was presumably shot by Grande herself, with her shoes in frame and Miller looking up at the camera. She captioned the photo simply, with just the emoji of a broken heart. A drug overdose is believed to be the cause of his death. "He was a bright light in this world for his family, friends and fans".

She moved on: Ariana ended their two-year relationship in May. The two took things to the next level and started a romantic relationship in 2016, with Grande appearing on Miller's single My Favorite Part the same year.

In May, shortly after their breakup, Miller crashed his vehicle and was charged with driving under the influence.

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Mac Miller, whose real name is Malcolm James McCormick, had struggled with substance abuse in the past. "I have people that care about me and fans that love my music and it's a lovely relationship with them - people who have been with me through being a 19-year-old wide-eyed kid to being a self-destructive depressed drug user to making love music to all these different stages".

Jaden Smith tweeted: "Long Live Mac Miller, Rest In Peace We Love You", while Drake wrote "rest easy Mac" on Instagram. At the time, she said: "Of course I didn't share how hard or scary it was while it was happening, but it was".

From the outpouring of support and messages of love, it seems Miller's music will live on in locker rooms across the National Basketball Association for years to come.

Within weeks, Grande had begun dating Pete Davidson, and the pair confirmed their engagement in June.

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