Everything You NTK About The Drug That Killed Mac Miller And Prince

Everything You NTK About The Drug That Killed Mac Miller And Prince

FYI: It’s highly addictive.

Published November 6, 2018

To date, the hip-hop industry is still mourning the shocking loss of Mac Miller, who was sadly found dead in his San Fernando Valley home on September 7.

After an autopsy, the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner has officially confirmed that the famed Pittsburgh rapper died from an accidental overdose due to multiple drug toxicity that included cocaine, alcohol and Fentanyl, reports PEOPLE.

FYI: Fentanyl may sound familiar, because it was the same opiate that tragically took the life of music legend Prince on April 21, 2016.

So what exactly is this prescription drug? We had to find out.

Keep scrolling to see what we know about the potentially dangerous opiate.

  1. According to Dictionary.com a synthetic, short-acting narcotic analgesic and sedative used pharmacologically in anesthesia.

    Via Dictionary.com

  2. Fentanyl is particularly dangerous because the drug is very potent and highly addictive and comes in these forms: Lollipops, Patches, and Injections.

    Via Alta Mira & ADF.ORG

  3. According to Alta Mira, fentanyl is more potent than morphine and even heroin.

    Via Alta Mira

  4. Fentanyl can cause short-term or long-term health problems and can even lead to mental health issues.

    Via Alta Mira

  5. The short-term and long-term effects can include infectious diseases and possible organ damage

    Via Alta Mira

  6. Due to its high potency, too much in one's system can cause a possibly fatal overdose.

    Via Alta Mira

Written by BET Staff

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