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Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller died of cocaine, fentanyl overdose |

Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller died of cocaine, fentanyl overdose

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Juicy J performs during the tribute event Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Pictured on screen is the late rapper Mac Miller. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

Mac Miller died from from a lethal combination of fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol, according to a coroner’s report.

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office released its toxicology findings, and according to the report, Miller, a Pittsburgh native, died from “mixed drug toxicity” and alcohol.

The coroner categorized his death as an accidental overdose.

Paramedics found Miller unresponsive in his Los Angeles home Sept. 7 and declared him dead soon after. An autopsy was performed Sept. 10.

Miller’s assistant found the rapper unresponsive in bed and in a “praying position,” TMZ reported. An empty bottle of alcohol was found on the nightstand near his body, and a bottle of prescription pills was found in the bathroom.

Born Jan. 19, 1992, as Malcolm J. McCormick, he grew up in Pittsburgh’s Point Breeze neighborhood. He graduated from Allderdice High School.

A benefit concert “Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life” was held in his honor on Halloween. The event featured performances by artists such as Chance the Rapper, Vince Staples, Travis Scott and John Mayer to raise funds for The Mac Miller Circles Fund, created to assist youth through various programs and resources.

JoAnne Harrop is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact JoAnne at 724-853-5062 or or via Twitter @Jharrop_Trib.

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