Miller was found dead in his San Fernando Valley home last week (September 7). No official cause of death has been confirmed at present, but he is believed to have died from a suspected overdose. He was 26 years old.
Grande, who was in a relationship with the rapper for two years until they split this May, posted a black-and-white photo of Miller on her Instagram page last weekend (September 9). There was no caption on the post.
Now, she has posted a video of the star about to tell her a story before realising she was filming him on her phone. “Baby,” he said, putting his hand up to the camera and laughing. “It makes me happy,” she told him, to which he responded: “I’ll tell you the story as many times as you want.”
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i adored you from the day i met you when i was nineteen and i always will. i can’t believe you aren’t here anymore. i really can’t wrap my head around it. we talked about this. so many times. i’m so mad, i’m so sad i don’t know what to do. you were my dearest friend. for so long. above anything else. i’m so sorry i couldn’t fix or take your pain away. i really wanted to. the kindest, sweetest soul with demons he never deserved. i hope you’re okay now. rest.
“I adored you from the day I met you when I was nineteen and I always will,” Grande captioned the post. “I can’t believe you aren’t here anymore. I really can’t wrap my head around it. we talked about this. so many times. I’m so mad, I’m so sad I don’t know what to do.
“you were my dearest friend. for so long. above anything else. I’m so sorry I couldn’t fix or take your pain away. I really wanted to. the kindest, sweetest soul with demons he never deserved. I hope you’re okay now. rest.”
Grande’s post follows a ream of tributes from stars across the entertainment world. Appearing on Open Late With Peter Rosenberg, Kendrick Lamar called him a “great musician [and] great writer.”
Childish Gambino dedicated a song to Miller during a recent performance, prefacing the track by saying: “He was so nice. He was the sweetest guy, he was so nice. And we were both internet music kids, and a lot of critics were like, ‘This corny-ass white dude, this corny-ass black dude,’ and we used to talk. And this kid, he just loved music… my heart is broken.”