It is believed that rapper Mac Miller died hours before his body was discovered in his room after an apparent overdose, as revealed today.
The 26-year-old rap star, whose real name is Malcolm McCormick, was found dead in his room at his home in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles last Friday.
It is said that the police investigating his death are investigating a party that Mac held at his house the night before he died.
Mac Miller performing at the Orpheum Theater in Madison, Wisconsin, in 2016. He is believed to have been dead for hours before his body was discovered by friends.
Emergency services invaded his home in Los Angeles last Friday after they found Miller unresponsive in his bedroom
Police sources have told TMZ that they believe he died a long time ago before officers arrived on the scene after a 911 call.
It is believed that he died of an overdose, but his death certificate states that the cause of death is still unknown as "deferred".
The exact cause of death is not expected until a complete toxicology report is completed in four to six weeks.
Shortly after the 911 call arrived, LAPD and Fire officials gathered at the scene and the artist was pronounced dead at home.
Initially it was thought that he suffered a cardiac arrest, but that could be due to the fact that the emergency caller did not realize that he was already dead, he told himself.
He is believed to have died of a drug overdose, but today police found only a small amount of white powder in his home, according to TMZ.
The sources told the website that Miller's house had been virtually "swept", what they say "does not make sense", since someone who overdosed would not have the foresight. to clean your house of paraphernalia.
A statement from Miller's family last week said: "Malcolm McCormick, known and adored by fans like Mac Miller, died tragically at the age of 26.
& # 39; It was a bright light in this world for your family, friends and fans. Thanks for your prayers. Please respect our privacy. No more details about the cause of his death at this time & # 39;
Ariana Grande (center right) and Mac Miller (far right) at the MTV Video Music Awards 2016 at Madison Square Garden in New York
Less than a week after Ariana Grande's separation in May, Miller was arrested for driving in a drunken state after he crashed his SUV and fled the scene.
The artist was notably linked to the singer Ariana Grande, who ended his two-year relationship in May.
Less than a week after the breakup, Miller, who has battled substance abuse and addiction since he was a teenager, was arrested for driving in a drunken state after he crashed his SUV and fled the scene.
In multiple interviews, Miller said he had started using drugs such as cocaine and opiates when he was only 15 years old.