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Ariana Grande’s Brother Frankie Posts Heartfelt Remembrance of Mac Miller

He called himself "heartbroken," and described how Miller helped him get and stay sober.

Frankie Grande, Ariana Grande’s older brother, has shared a remembrance on Instagram of rapper and producer Mac Miller, who passed away earlier this month from a suspected drug overdose.

Miller and Grande were together for two years, and during that time he and her brother became close as well. Miller even played an instrumental role in helping Grande get over his own drug and alcohol addiction issues.

Grande called himself “heartbroken” over Miller’s passing, and described him as “a good friend” who “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,” he wrote.

Miller was also there for Grande after he left rehab, giving him gifts and words of encouragement when he would hit a new milestone. Grande now has over 450 days of sobriety. He encouraged others to also get help, writing, “This is a difficult road but YOU DO NOT HAVE TO TRUDGE IT ALONE.”

“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,” Grande said.

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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. I remember when I would get 30, 60, 90 days clean and Malcom 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. Our disease is strong but WE ARE STRONGER and I vow to work every moment of my life to keep myself sober so that i may be there for others. This is a difficult road but YOU DO NOT HAVE TO TRUDGE IT ALONE. To anyone who needs help, help is there. you just need to have the courage to ask, which I know can be EXTREMELY difficult… but when you do I GUARANTEE support will be there. do not be ashamed if you are losing the battle against addiction, shame feeds the disease, humility defeats it. please ask for help! you are NOT ALONE! I am here… and I will continue to be here… for you… Malcom my friend, you will be dearly missed. and I know you will be looking down on me from heaven, proudAF for every day I live my life clean and sober… 453 days and counting… Thank you from the bottom of my heart AA: (212) 870-3400 NA: (818) 773-9999 Suicide Prevention Lifeline: :800-273-9255

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Ariana also posted a picture of Miller to Instagram recently, although her’s was without caption.

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