Ariana Grande's Brother Frankie Grande mourns Mac Miller's death

Last Updated: Thu, Sep 13, 2018 05:49 hrs

[USA] Sep 13 (ANI): Ariana Grande's Brother Frankie J. Grande has broken his silence on the sudden demise of her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller.

The 35-years-old took to his Instagram account to mourn the death of the American rapper. He began with writing "I am beyond heartbroken over Malcolm's death. He was a good friend and was wonderful to my sister."

Revealing that Miller helped him with his drug addiction Frankie wrote, "He was the reason I went to the rehabilitation center where I was detoxed safely from all of the drugs alcohol and medications I was taking when I couldn't imagine living without them."

"I remember when I would get 30, 60, 90 days clean and Malcom would be there with a gift and a card and words of encouragement... telling me that he knew how hard getting sober is and how impressed he was that I was succeeding," he added.

Addressing the issue of addiction Frankie wrote, "Addiction is a TERRIBLE disease. many people are suffering from addiction like I am and many many of them are losing. Those of us who are struggling with addiction must stay strong. We must continue to work HARD on ourselves every single day and help each other."

" To anyone who needs help, help is there. you just need to have the courage to ask, which I know can be EXTREMELY difficult... but when you do I GUARANTEE support will be there. do not be ashamed if you are losing the battle against addiction, shame feeds the disease, humility defeats it. please ask for help! you are NOT ALONE! I am here... and I will continue to be here... for you," he told his followers.

Frankie concluded the caption with "Malcom my friend, you will be dearly missed. and I know you will be looking down on me from heaven, proudAF for every day I live my life clean and sober... 453 days and counting... Thank you from the bottom of my heart."

At the end of the caption, he mentioned some helpline numbers including the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Ariana and Miller dated for two-and-a-half years before ending their relationship in the spring of 2018. Following the demise of rapper, netizens blamed Ariana Grande for ex-boyfriend Mac Miller's death, the American rapper finally broke her silence with a simple tribute in the form of a photo on Instagram. (ANI)