Mac Miller Reportedly Dead For Hours Before Body Was Found

Getty Images  Katharine Lotze

Getty Images Katharine Lotze

TMZ reports that rapper Mac Miller was reportedly dead for hours before his body was eventually found in his bedroom and police were called. His friend clearly knew that Mac Miller was in a critical state in the phone call. It was reported that there will be a Jewish service for him at a chapel in his hometown.

It is not known if the man was with him at the time, as he told the dispatcher he had last spoken with Miller "yesterday".

The exact reason for his death and the circumstances around the tragedy are still not clear, even though initial reports suggested that it was because of a drug overdose.

TMZ adds that some white powder was found at the scene, but that authorities suspect the home had been "swept clean" to hide any evidence of drug use. Earlier today, it was reported that the rapper died hours before his body was found. It was called in as "cardiac arrest", because the person may not have realized he was dead. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

'He was a bright light in this world for his family, friends and fans. There are no further details as to the cause of his death at this time'.

Ariana Grande (center right) and Mac Miller (far right) at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden in NY. Mac had struggled with substance abuse, previously admitting he battled an addiction to lean or purple drank - a mixture of promethazine and codeine.

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