Coroner: Rapper Mac Miller died from accidental overdose on fentanyl, cocaine, alcohol – USA TODAY


Rapper Mac Miller’s Sept. 27 death by accidental overdose was confirmed by his final autopsy report, published Nov. 5. Wochit

FILE – In this Oct. 2, 2016 file photo, Mac Miller performs at the 2016 The Meadows Music and Arts Festivals at Citi Field in Flushing, New York. The life of the late rapper Miller will be remembered with a benefit concert to raise funds for arts education in underserved communities. Chance the Rapper, John Mayer and SZA are expected to perform at the “Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life” concert Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File) ORG XMIT: CAET172(Photo: Scott Roth, Scott Roth/Invision/AP)

Nearly two months after rapper Mac Miller died, the autopsy from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office has revealed that he succumbed to an accidental overdose of fentanyl, alcohol and cocaine.

The toxicology report, obtained by USA TODAY Monday, concluded the rapper, 26, died of “multiple drug toxicity.” That means while the amount of each individual drug in his system was not enough to kill him, the combination of the three drugs was. 

Fentanyl, the same synthetic opioid that killed Prince in 2016, is 50 times stronger than heroin and typically kills by slowing breathing to the point of death. It is used to treat pain in cancer patients but the street version is often mixed with heroin and cocaine, and ingested by the user unknowingly.

Alcohol also slows the breathing rate, while cocaine, a stimulant, can cause a lethal heart rhythm. The National Institute on Drug Abuse says the combination of an opioid with cocaine creates an intense rush that is said to

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