ARIANA Grande has broken her silence on Mac Miller’s death.
The 25-year-old shared a video on Instagram featuring the late rapper along with a caption expressing her grief and sadness over his shock passing. In the post, Miller, whose real name was Malcolm James McCormick, was caught off guard by Grande recording him.
“Baby,” he says while trying to cover the camera before breaking into laughter and hiding his face inside the hood of his sweater.
“It makes me happy,” Grande is heard saying in the background. “I’ll tell you the story as many times as you want,” replies Miller.
“I adored you from the day I met you when I was nineteen and I always will,” Grande, who dated Miller for nearly two years before they split in May, captioned the video.
“I can’t believe you aren’t here anymore,” she continued. “I really can’t wrap my head around it. we talked about this. so many times. i’m so mad, i’m so sad I don’t know what to do. you were my dearest friend. for so long.
“above anything else. i’m so sorry I couldn’t fix or take your pain away. I really wanted to. the kindest, sweetest soul with demons he never deserved. I hope you’re okay now. rest.”
Earlier this week, Grande also shared a captionless black-and-white photo of Miller on Instagram.
Last Friday, the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner confirmed in a statement that Miller was found unresponsive in his California home, and was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:51am. He was 26.
“Malcolm McCormick, known and adored by fans as Mac Miller, has tragically passed away at the age of 26,” Miller’s family said in a statement obtained by Rolling Stone at the time.
“He was a bright light in this world for his family, friends and fans. Thank you for your prayers. Please respect our privacy. There are no further details as to the cause of his death at this time.”
Meanwhile, heartbreaking details have emerged about Mac Miller’s suspected overdose, with reports claiming the rapper was dead for a while before emergency services were called.
Law enforcement sources have told TMZ Ariana Grande’s ex had been dead “many hours” when paramedics arrived at his LA home.
Police are reportedly looking into a party which was held at Miller’s home on Thursday night, the day before he died.
An autopsy has since been completed and his body was released to his family on Tuesday, with the cause of death being “deferred pending additional tests”, a Los Angeles County coroner spokeswoman told People magazine.
This story originally appeared in Fox News and is republished here with permission.
Originally published as Ariana’s devastating tribute to ex