Mac Miller: Will His Friends Face Criminal Charges?
It’s been nearly a week since rapper Mac Miller passed away after suffering a drug overdose at his San Fernando Valley home.
Though authorities have yet to determine Miller’s cause of death, all signs seem to indicate that he finally succumbed to the substance abuse issues that had plagued him throughout his life.
Small amounts of powdery white substances believed to be drugs in the opioid family were reportedly found in Miller’s home.
And a 911 call seemed to indicate that panicked friends of Miller were had little doubt as to the cause of his condition.
The fact that he was not alone at the time of his death combined with the revelation that Miller had been dead for several hours before authorities arrived led to rumors that there would be an investigation as a result of possible foul play.
For now, however, it looks as though police are treating Miller’s death as a tragic accident.
“This is strictly a Coroner’s Office case at this time,” Sgt. Barry Montgomery, a spokesman for the LAPD, told Radar Online.
“As far as we are concerned, we are not investigating it as a criminal activity.”
Officially, the cause of Miller’s death is labeled as “deferred” pending the results of a toxicology report.
Fans have expressed shock over the fact that there will be no investigation, as early reports about Miller’s final hours seemed to indicate a chaotic scene.
And for many, the length of time between when the rapper died and when his body was found suggested criminal negligence.
Witnesses told police that a group consisting mostly of young men was “coming in and out all night” in the hours before Miller’s death, breaking bottles and engaging in other destructive acts.
Sources claim several people left the home in a hurry just before police arrived.
“They seemed in a rush to go,” claimed one onlooker.
Sadly, many who knew Miller best were not surprised by his tragic passing.
Miller’s substance abuse issues were a major factor in his recent breakup with Ariana Grande, and she was one of many who implored him to get sober.
On Wednesday, Miller’s body was shipped from Los Angeles to Pittsburgh so that he could be laid to rest in his hometown.
Our thoughts go out to Mac Miller’s loved ones during this difficult time.