Miller, the 26-year-old artist, who had recently released his album Swimming, died of an apparent overdose on Friday at his San Fernando Valley home in California. He was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene after friends called 911.
Grande was reportedly forced to disable comments on her Instagram posts after a stampede of comments from internet trolls flooded her photos, blaming her for the rapper’s death at the age of 26.
Many users, including country star Maren Morris, took to Twitter to stand up for the singer.
“To those trolling [Ariana Grande]: you aren’t making yourself feel better. You aren’t solving anything you’re just one of thousands mobbing someone who’s grieving, just like you. Except they actually knew this person and you didn’t,” the singer tweeted.
Scooter Braun, Grande’s manager, also posted a tribute to Miller on Instagram a few hours before Grande’s post.
“This was a good man with a great heart. He will be missed and is gone way too soon. I’m angry to say RIP buddy,” he wrote.
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