In the hours after Miller's death was first reported, it emerged that comments had been disabled on Grande's Instagram account, as she had been receiving abusive and upsetting messages from his fans.
Grande, who dated Miller for nearly two years, has taken to Instagram to share a black-and-white photo of Miller (below), and while there's no caption on the post, her grief is evident. Ariana Grande, who dated rapper Mac Miller from 2016 until 2018, didn't need a long, somber eulogy to remember her ex.
Miller's death comes several months after he ended a high-profile, two-year relationship with pop superstar Grande, who was often seen as the inspiration for his songs. According to Variety, the cause of death was a drugs overdose.
She kept the comments off on her page as she posted the picture.
Ariana was also previously blamed for Mac's auto crash less than a week after their break-up, when he fled the scene after wrecking his vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. They previously featured on each other's songs like Grande's "The Way" and Miller's "My Favorite Part", and Miller stood by Grande's side onstage during her "One Love Manchester" benefit concert past year.
Mac Miller, whose real name is Malcolm James McCormick, had struggled with substance abuse in the past. "I f- love you mac". I would like to pass all of our love and best wishes to his loved ones, his family, his friends. Way too soon. Rest In Peace Mac'.
He told Rolling Stone when the album came out: "Have I done drugs?"
At the time, the No Tears Left to Cry hitmaker faced a backlash from his devotees, who appeared to blame Ariana for Mac's downfall as she had already moved on to a new relationship with comedian Pete Davidson, to whom she is now engaged. He loved everyone. I grew up listening to his music, and he inspired me.