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Mac Miller’s Death Certificate Has His Cause of Death Still a Mystery

By JaVonni Brustow / Published on Tuesday, 11 Sep 2018 20:18 PM / No Comments
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Last Friday rapper Mac Miller was found dead from an apparent overdose in his San Fernando Valley home. He’s spent much of his career making music about his struggles with fame and substance abuse so as sad as seeing him pass is, the reason comes as no surprise. His death certificate on the other hand does not reflect that, per se. Filed with L.A. County it lists “deferred” for his cause of death. That usually means that a toxicology report hasn’t come in yet which can take 4 to 6 weeks. Michael Jackson’s death certificate had the same thing on it before being changed to “injection by another” as he was under Dr. Conrad Murray’s care who would administer the strong sedatives such as propofol. This is a similar situation here. The family already has Mac’s body so the funeral and buriel will have long occured by the time we get more details on this.

There is an odd twist to this, however. When he was found dead in his home, the place was cleaned of any evidence of his drug use. All pill bottles, illegal drugs and drug paraphenalia were nowhere to be seen despite it being said he overdosed. Does this mean that someone was using with him and felt bad when it happened? We’re not sure but it’s been said on social media all week the friend that called 911 saying he was in cardiac arrest was Karen Civil. We can’t confirm but that would be a traumatizing thing to witness whether she found him dead or was there while he was using or using with him.

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As it pertains to his habits, in 2013 he said “I love lean; it’s great… I was not happy and I was on lean very heavy. I was so f***ed up all the time it was bad. My friends couldn’t even look at me the same. I was lost.” Two years later in 2015 he said “I had a drug problem for a long time. It wasn’t just in music, but I definitely was going through a drug problem and I think it was more my state of mind. I was just pretty depressed.” We’re going to say a prayer for the family and hopefully his story will be an object lesson for others in the industry on the perils of substance abuse and that it’s okay to seek help when needed.

About JaVonni Brustow

Urban Conservative, Principal at VM3 Media, Co-Editor-in-Chief of and, Javonni Brustow is a Communications and Media Consultant in Washington, DC with a decade of experience as a seasoned concert producer, marketing expert and brand management expert with multiple news publications. He can be heard LIVE Sundays at 3pm on Popglitz Radio and is a regular on the 'Did She Say That' Breitbart Radio Show with Sonnie Johnson. Inquiries: