Frankie Grande is "beyond heartbroken" over Mac Miller's death.
The YouTube personality was devastated to hear of the passing of the
rapper - whose real name was Malcolm McCormick - after he died last
week of a suspected overdose.
Frankie - the brother of Mac's ex Ariana Grande - wrote on Instagram:
"I am beyond heartbroken over Malcolm's death. He was a good friend
and was wonderful to my sister. He was the reason I went to the
rehabilitation center where I was detoxed safely from all of the drugs
alcohol and medications I was taking, when I couldn't imagine living
without them. It was the place where I found the community of support
that showed me that living life without drugs was a possibility and I
would never have discovered that if it weren't for Malcolm. (sic)"
And the 35-year-old star thanked Mac "from the bottom of his heart"
for always supporting him in his fight against his addiction and
keeping him going.
He added: "I remember when I would get 30, 60, 90 days clean and
Malcolm would be there with a gift and a card and words of
encouragement ... telling me that he knew how hard getting sober is
and how impressed he was that I was succeeding.
"Addiction is a TERRIBLE disease ... many people are suffering from
addiction like I am and many many of them are losing. Those of us who
are struggling with addiction must stay strong. We must continue to
work HARD on ourselves every single day and help each other ...
Malcolm my friend, you will be dearly missed. And I know you will be
looking down on me from heaven, proud AF for every day I live my life
clean and sober ... 453 days and counting ... Thank you from the
bottom of my heart. (sic)