The "Attention" star then became quite tearful, as he said "I always thought I'd be the one to help him get clean and to lead him onto the path of a good, clean, sober life".
Mac and Ariana were very in love, Shane remarked, and "Ariana was incredible when he was first sobering up". "[And] there was no one in his life more ready to go to the wall for him when it came to him being sober", Shane continued.
"I saw that. I was around it, I took phone calls from her [asking] 'how do I help?" But it's one person's tribute that people appreciate because of how intimately she knew him.
Miller's struggle with sobriety was no secret.
From peers like Chance The Rapper and Wiz Khalifa to ex-girlfriends such as Ariana Grande, everyone who seemed to have somewhat of a relationship with Malcolm James McCormick seemed utterly devastated by the news of his untimely passing. They all grew close to Mac during his relationship with Ari. Fans have been ripping her apart online ever since, especially after Mac Miller got into a drunk driving incident.
All of Mac Miller's hard work of crafting his sound and music over the years has paid off impeccably.
'He was a huge part of her life, and they always shared such a special bond.
In the meantime, a deferred death certificate will allow Miller's family to move forward with burial or cremation.