American rapper and producer Malcolm James McCormick, stage name Mac Miller, died September 7, 2018 of accidentally mixed drug toxicity.
The rapper passed at the early age of 26, cutting short his fast-rising hiphop career. His death was filled an accidental overdose from a combination of fentanyl, alcohol, and cocaine.
Mac Miller was open about his struggles with addiction.
After the Los Angeles County’s Coroner Office determined cause of death, an investigation was launched into Miller’s death.
The investigation led to the arrest of three men in September of 2019. Cameron James Pettit, Ryan Reavis, and Stephen Walter.
Cameron sold counterfeit oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl, which were run by Ryan and supplied by Stephen, two days before Miller’s death.
Miller requested ‘Percocet’, a prescribed pain killer containing oxycodone, as well as cocaine and Xanax.
The three men were indicted on charges of conspiracy and distribution of drugs resulting in death.
In October of 2021, Stephen Miller plead guilty to supplying Miller with the laced drugs and accepted a 17-year sentence.
Ryan Reavis on April 19, 2022, has been sentenced to 131 months in prison for his involvement in the death of Mac Miller. The sentence will see him spending almost 11 years in prison, reflecting on the consequences of his actions.