Though respected in his field, star was thrust into mass consciousness upon embarking on a romantic relationship with longtime friend Ariana Grande.
The pair went their separate ways earlier this year and the superstar songbird moved on and became engaged to comedian Pete Davidson.
Still, many have been waiting to hear what she had to say about her former lover.
After sharing an un-captioned image of Mac the day after his demise, Grande has issued an emotional statement expressing her heartache.
Her words below…
Via Ariana Grande:
i adored you from the day i met you when i was nineteen and i always will. i can’t believe you aren’t here anymore. i really can’t wrap my head around it. we talked about this. so many times. i’m so mad, i’m so sad i don’t know what to do. you were my dearest friend. for so long. above anything else. i’m so sorry i couldn’t fix or take your pain away. i really wanted to. the kindest, sweetest soul with demons he never deserved. i hope you’re okay now. rest.
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Our thoughts continue be with Mac’s family during this testing time.