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Pittsburgh Pirates Moment Of Silence For Mac Miller

9/18/2018 8:50 AM PDT
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The Pittsburgh Pirates held a moment of silence for Mac Miller before their game Monday -- honoring the late rapper with a tribute video on the PNC Park jumbotron.

Starling Marte, Colin Moran and the rest of the Pirates squad paused for a minute to honor Mac -- a Pittsburgh native who died of an apparent overdose earlier this month.

The Pirates' PA announcer said over the park's loudspeakers as a video of Miller in a Pirates jersey played, "Mac was a rapper, a singer, a producer and had a very bright future in the industry ahead of him."

"Locally, Mac is remembered as a hometown kid who sang about our city where his heart clearly remained."

"Our thoughts are with his parents, his grandmother and all of his family and friends who mourn his passing."

Mac was 26. RIP.

Iowa State Golf Champ Found Dead On Golf Course Man Arrested For Murder

9/18/2018 8:03 AM PDT
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A 22-year old champion golfer from Iowa State University was found beaten and murdered on a golf course in Iowa ... and now cops have arrested and charged a man with her killing.

Celia Barquin Arozamena -- the Big 12 champ -- was found dead on the Coldwater Golf Links in Ames, Iowa ...near the university's campus.

Cops were initially called after golfers located an unattended bag on the course. Police searched the area ... and found Barquin Arozamena's body.

Officials say she had been assaulted ... and died as a result of the injuries.

A subsequent investigation led cops to arrest 22-year old Collin Daniel Richards ... and charged him with 1st-degree murder.

ISU released a statement ... “Celia had an infectious smile, a bubbly personality and anyone fortunate enough to know her was blessed."

"Our Cyclone family mourns the tragic loss of Celia, a spectacular student-athlete and ISU ambassador.”

Mac Miller Death Certificate Cause of Death Still an Official Mystery

9/17/2018 12:50 PM PDT
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9/17 -- We've obtained Mac's death certificate which lists his official time of death as 11:51 AM PT on the morning of September 7. His occupation was listed as musician for 11 years. Mac will be buried at The Homewood Cemetery in Pittsburgh.

Mac Miller's cause of death is still officially unknown ... according to his death certificate.

TMZ's learned the doc, filed with L.A. County, notes the cause of death is "deferred" ... meaning the L.A. County Coroner is awaiting toxicology results.

The point of a death certificate with a deferred cause of death ... so the family can either bury or cremate the body. We've learned the Coroner has already released the body to Mac's family.

The toxicology results typically take 4 to 6 weeks.

TMZ broke the story ... the rapper was found dead of an apparent overdose last week in a bedroom at his San Fernando Valley home. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities were alerted by a friend who called 911 from Mac's home. Emergency dispatch audio revealed first responders were called for a patient in cardiac arrest. 

As we first reported ... cops think Mac's house was swept clean before cops searched it for clues as to how Mac died. Our sources say it makes no sense to them that someone who had consumed a fatal dose would have the foresight to sweep the house of pill bottles, illegal drugs as well as drug paraphernalia on the off chance they might die.

Originally published -- 9/11/2018 at 10:40 AM PT

Burt Reynolds' Will Niece to Handle Estate ... Not His Son

9/17/2018 1:33 PM PDT

Burt Reynolds excluded his only son from his will, but not because he wanted to disinherit him.

Burt's will specifically says 30-year-old Quinton Reynolds is intentionally omitted from the will. However, the doc goes on to say that Burt created a trust years ago for Quinton's benefit and the money from the trust will continue to go to Quinton. This is typically done to avoid estate taxes.

It appears all of Burt's assets are in the trust, so the will is effectively a hollow document, providing that all assets not accounted for in the trust will funnel to it.

The will also provides the trustee is his niece, Nancy Lee Brown Hess. Again interesting ... Burt didn't select Quinton to handle the trust, although that might have been a conflict of interest since Quinton is a beneficiary of the trust.

As we reported ... Burt died of a heart attack earlier this month. He died at a hospital in Florida after going into cardiac arrest. His family was by his side when he passed.

Burt had heart problems for years. You'll recall he underwent major heart surgery in February 2010. As we first reported ... Burt lived out his final years at his longtime Florida estate thanks to a loving landlord who helped him out of a financial crisis. 

Ariana Grande Tribute to Ex-BF Mac Miller

9/16/2018 7:01 AM PDT

Ariana Grande is looking for ways to deal with Mac Miller's death, and one way she found is to embrace her ex-boyfriend's own words.

Ariana posted a tribute to Mac Saturday, saying she was listening to one of the cuts from his album, "Swimming."

The track -- "Ladders" -- has the lyric, "Somehow we gotta find a way/no matter how many miles it takes."

Grande posted the artwork from the album, but added storm clouds ... clearly for emotional effect.

TMZ broke the story ... Mac died of an apparent OD earlier this month.  He had been with friends the night before he died and law enforcement believes drugs took his life. 

'X-Files' Actor Peter Donat Dead at 90

9/15/2018 12:17 PM PDT
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Peter Donat -- who appeared on several popular TV shows during his 50-year career and played Mulder's father on "The X-Files" -- has died ... according to his wife.

He reportedly died Monday at his home in Point Reyes Station, California from complications of diabetes.

Donat began his career in 1953 and was a familiar face on television for decades. He guest-starred and had recurring roles on shows like "Mission: Impossible," "The F.B.I.," "The Waltons," "Hawaii Five-O," "Hill Street Blues" and "Murder, She Wrote."

Peter had a notable role in the famous "Who Shot J.R.?" episode of "Dallas" in 1980 ... and played William Mulder, Agent Mulder's dad, on 6 episodes of "The X-Files." His film credits include "The Godfather Part II," "The War of the Roses" and "The Game."

The veteran actor had a long career on Broadway as well, making his debut in 1957.

He was 90.

Mac Miller's Brother Joins Family in Preparation for Funeral

9/15/2018 7:47 AM PDT

Mac Miller's brother -- the one in charge of handling his estate -- showed up at his parent's home as they grieved together and planned for Mac's funeral.

Miller McCormick carried boxes of beer Friday into the Pittsburgh home of his parents.  

Mac chose Miller as his personal rep to handle his estate. Mac wrote his will back in 2013 when he was only 21 ... unusual for someone so young -- especially someone who didn't have a wife and kids -- to write a will.

The will gives no detail as to how much money Mac left or to whom it will go. Mac created a trust -- something lots of people do to avoid going through probate -- and the trust documents were not filed with the court.

Whatever assets Mac left that were not part of the trust will go into the trust, so the will is effectively a hollow document.

TMZ broke the story ... Mac died last week of an apparent drug overdose. 

Ariana Grande to Mac Miller So Sorry I Couldn't Take Away Your Pain

9/14/2018 12:59 PM PDT
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Ariana Grande is sharing her heartbreak over Mac Miller's death for the first time, and her emotions include anger, sadness ... and deep regret she couldn't get him to stop using drugs.

Ariana posted a video she'd shot of Mac back when they were dating -- it's a touching clip of both of them giggling as he playfully asks her to stop recording. In the caption, she says, "I'm so mad, I'm so sad I don't know what to do. you were my dearest friend."

She adds, "I'm so sorry I couldn't fix or take your pain away. I really wanted to."

Mac and Ariana were a couple for about 18 months, and he was by her side during the Manchester bombing.

She insinuates they had discussed the possibility of him overdosing ... saying, "I really can't wrap my head around it, we talked about this. so many times."

As we reported, Mac's friend Shane says Ariana was extremely supportive when Mac was sobering up, and went to great lengths to keep him on that path. 

Mac Miller Frantic 911 Call 'Please Hurry!!!'

9/13/2018 8:21 AM PDT
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Mac Miller's friend knew the rapper was in a desperate state when he made the call to paramedics after finding Mac's body.

In the heavily redacted 911 call -- obtained by TMZ -- a male caller can be heard pleading with the operator to get a unit to Mac's home as soon as possible. At one point, the caller begs, "Please hurry."

Later on in the audio, you can hear the caller hysterically crying, and then the call is dropped. 

We broke the story ... Mac was pronounced dead at his San Fernando Valley home last Friday from an apparent overdose. Cops found a tiny amount of white powder in the house, but believe the place was wiped clean of any drugs or paraphernalia. Law enforcement sources tell us it appeared Mac had been dead for hours before his body was discovered. 

The rapper's cause of death remains a mystery as toxicology tests are pending.  

His body was put on a plane Wednesday en route to his hometown of Pittsburgh for his funeral. We're told there will be a Jewish service for him at a chapel in the city later in the week.

He was 26. RIP

Mac Miller Dead for Hours Before Body was Discovered

9/13/2018 1:00 AM PDT
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Mac Miller was dead for many hours before his body was discovered in his bedroom and 911 was called, TMZ has learned, and there's now a spotlight on the party at Mac's home the night before.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... when cops and paramedics arrived at the rapper's home last Friday, it was clear he had died long before they got there.

TMZ broke the story ... friends came over the night before Mac died to hang out, and we're told they stayed until the early hours of Friday morning, Sept. 7. Mac's body was found Friday around noon.  

We broke the story ... Miller died of an apparent overdose at his San Fernando Valley home. Cops say no one has come forward claiming they saw Mac alive after Thursday night.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, after someone at his home called 911, saying Mac wasn't breathing and was unresponsive. The emergency dispatch call came in as "cardiac arrest," but apparently that's because the person who found him may not have realized he was already dead.

Our sources say only a tiny amount of white powder was found when cops searched the home. Our law enforcement sources tell us cops believe the house was swept clean to hide evidence of drug use.

The rapper's cause of death is yet to be determined ... according to his death certificate. The Coroner is awaiting toxicology results, which typically take 4 to 6 weeks. 

Mac Miller Body En Route to Pittsburgh For Hometown Funeral

9/12/2018 1:07 PM PDT
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Mac Miller's body is on board a flight heading back to his hometown in preparation for his funeral ... TMZ has learned.

We're told Miller's casket was loaded onto a plane in L.A. Wednesday morning and is on its way to Pittsburgh. Our sources say there will be a Jewish service for him at a chapel in the city later this week.

Mac's fans already held a public vigil for him Tuesday night at Pittsburgh's Blue Slide Park.

We broke the story ... Mac was found dead last week at his San Fernando Valley home from an apparent overdose. A tiny amount of white powder was found in the house when cops searched for clues as to how he died, but the cause is still unknown ... according to his death certificate.

The L.A. County Coroner is awaiting toxicology results before officially making a ruling ... which could be a few more weeks.

Halsey What Happened To Mac Won't Happen To G-Eazy

9/10/2018 7:13 AM PDT
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Halsey is determined to keep her man, G-Eazy, out of harm's way. 

We got Halsey Sunday at LAX ... and she tells us she's looking out for G-Eazy in the wake of Mac Miller's apparent OD.

Halsey say it's natural to feel weird talking about your problems, so it’s important to find friends who will listen -- and she’s got that kind of relationship with her bf.

The topic hits close to home for Halsey … she posted a heartfelt tribute to Mac after he was found dead Friday in his San Fernando Valley home.

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Today is a bad dream. Thank you Mac. For being a visionary. A smiling, laughing, kindhearted individual. Thank you for being the soundtrack to my high school years. For giving me songs I knew every single word to and screamed at the top of my lungs in my first car the year I got my license. Thank you for giving me punchlines and inside jokes with my best friends. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being such a good friend to Gerald. For making millions of people happy even when you were suffering. Check on your friends. Please. Call them. Tell them you love them. Be a resource that comes with no judgment. Let your friends unfold without feeling like they are burdening you. Rest easy, Mac. We love you so so so very much.

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And ... Halsey was with G-Eazy when he was busted in May for assault and cocaine possession in Sweden.

The couple broke up before getting back together last month ... and it sounds like Halsey's focused on keeping her bae out of any more trouble. 

AJ McLean on Mac Miller He Died Too Young ... Now, Here's How I'll Help Addicts

9/9/2018 11:18 AM PDT
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AJ McLean says Mac Miller's death was premature and tragic -- and he hopes more deaths can be prevented with a potentially life-saving measure he'll be rolling out soon.

We got the Backstreet Boys member in Bev Hills where he was participating in the Ante Up! for a Cancer Free Generation poker tournament -- which raises money for cancer research -- and he gave us his thoughts on Mac dying Friday from an apparent overdose.

While he's never met Mac himself, it's clear AJ's shaken up over his passing -- explaining people need to realize how big an issue drug addiction really is ... and how to overcome it.

He then tells us about a new detox kit he's working on that he says will help people kick drugs safely ... particularly, opioids. AJ says his kit includes non-narcotic medication -- unlike other drugs often used in opioid treatment, like methadone -- that won't get 'em hooked.

It's unclear at this time if Mac's death is drug-related, although cops firmly believe it is. An autopsy and toxicology tests are pending to determine the official cause of death.

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