5:15 PM PT: Mac’s body has been released to his family from the L.A. County Medical Examiner.
Mac Miller‘s official cause of death is listed as ‘Deferred’ as the medical examiner needs additional investigation to determine why the hip-hop star died.
According to the L.A. County Medical Examiner, the “Small Worlds” rapper’s autopsy was completed on Saturday, a day ahead of schedule. The initial cause of death has been deferred and the medical examiner notes that additional investigation is needed, which is the information they should get from the toxicology.
Sources close to the investigation tell us during the autopsy there was nothing “obvious” found, which is why they need to wait for the test results.
The rapper’s body is also now ready for pickup by his family for whatever final preparations they choose to make.
As we reported, there were no outwards signs of abuse or drug use when emergency responders showed up at Miller’s home in Studio City. Sources close to the investigation told us as the time it seemed like death could be categorized as an accidental overdose or even just a natural death, but that all depends on the toxicology results. It’s unclear what Miller’s family will do for his arrangements, but after his death they said, “Malcolm McCormick, known and adored by fans as Mac Miller, has tragically passed away at the age of 26. He was a bright light in this world for his family, friends and fans. Thank you for your prayers.”