A Second Man, Ryan Reavis, Arrested In Connection With Mac Miller's Death

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Who Is Ryan Reavis? Second Man Arrested In Connection With Mac Miller's Death

Over the last few years, we’ve lost quite a few talented musicians to drug overdoses. Artists like Prince, Tom Petty, and Lil Peep all succumbed to drugs with fentanyl in them, all of which were accidental. And in September 2018, Mac Miller also overdosed on the opioid.

After Miller’s death, authorities launched an investigation, eventually arresting Cameron James, 28, for distributing a controlled substance and supplying Miller with counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl. Court documents state that Miller asked Pettit for Percocet, cocaine, and Xanax, and that Miller died after snorting the counterfeit pills. He could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

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But now, there’s been another arrest made in connection with the rapper’s death. Who is Ryan Reavis? On Tuesday, authorities announced they had arrested Reavis, 36, in Lake Havasu, Arizona, and charged him with fraud, and drug and firearm possession, but did not reveal the connection to Miller.

Photo: Lake Havasu City Police Department

While searching his home, investigators found a doctor’s prescription pad, pills that are only available with a prescription, drug paraphernalia, and marijuana. They also found weapons, including a self-made firearm suppressor, large amounts of ammunition, two shotguns, and a 9mm pistol. He’s currently in custody held on a $50,000 cash-only bond.

A statement from officials said, “Let our message be clear: if you peddle illegal drugs and kill someone, the DEA will be the voice of the victim. We will not rest until you face the justice system.”

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Mac Miller, whose real name was Malcolm James Myers McCormick, famously dated singer Ariana Grande for two years but was known for much more than his relationships. Since he was 15 years old, he became involved in Philadelphia’s hip hop scene, signed a record deal with Rostrum Records in 2010, and released his breakthrough mixtapes, K.I.D.S. and Best Day Ever

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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His debut studio album, Blue Slide Park, rose to the U.S. Billboard 200, and he later released his other albums, Watching Movies with the Sound Off, GO:OD AM, and The Divine Feminine. His fifth album, Swimming, was released just one month before his death. He was later posthumously nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album.

But what also set Miller apart was his real discussions and lyrics relating to his struggle with drugs, addiction, and depression. And his fans and fellow celebrities were all rocked by his death, many of whom shared tributes to him on social media:

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While Miller’s passing was incredibly tragic, his legacy lives on. And the fact that people are being held accountable for his death may provide some sort of peace.

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Samantha Maffucci is an editor for YourTango who focuses on writing trending news and entertainment pieces. In her free time, you can find her obsessing about cats, wine, and all things Vanderpump Rules.