Frankie Grande has appeared on Broadway as Franz in the musical Rock of Ages
Television personality Frankie Grande has posted an emotional tribute to rapper Mac Miller, who died on Friday (7 September).
‘I am beyond heartbroken over Malcolm’s death’, Grande wrote. ‘Malcom my friend, you will be dearly missed. and I know you will be looking down on me from heaven’.
Miller dated Frank Grande’s sister, famous singer Ariane Grande, for two years before they broke up in May. He was found dead of an apparent overdose in Los Angeles.
‘He was a good friend and wonderful to my sister’, wrote Frankie. The 35-year-old star thanked Miller from the bottom of his heart for supporting his fight against addiction and encouraging him to go to rehabilitation.
‘Those of us who are struggling with addiction must stay strong’, he wrote. Frankie said in June that he had been sober for one year after battling addiction.
On Wednesday (13 September)’s post, Grande vowed to be there for others trying to keep sober and included information about rehabilitation.
Frankie said he ‘would never have discovered’ a life without drugs if it wasn’t for Miller.
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I am beyond heartbroken over Malcolm’s death. He was a good friend and was wonderful to my sister. 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. It was the place where I found the community of support that showed me that living life without drugs was a possibility and I would never have discovered that if it weren’t for Malcolm. 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. 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. Our disease is strong but WE ARE STRONGER and I vow to work every moment of my life to keep myself sober so that i may be there for others. This is a difficult road but YOU DO NOT HAVE TO TRUDGE IT ALONE. 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… 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 🙏💖 AA: (212) 870-3400 NA: (818) 773-9999 Suicide Prevention Lifeline: :800-273-9255
Frankie Grande was a contestant on the US reality show Big Brother in 2014. He later completed Celebrity Big Brother in the UK.
Frankie Grande has performed in the Broadway musicals Rock of Ages and Mamma Mia. And was also a judge on the 2015 season of America’s Best Dance Crew.
Ariana Grande met Mac Miller in 2012 and the pair collaborated on a number of songs. The pair performed together at One Love Manchester concert in 2017.
Sick trolls blamed Ariane for Miller’s death last week. Haters flooded her instagram with comments. These included ‘this is your fault’ and ‘I hope you’re happy with Pete’, referring to her fiancé, Pete Davidson.
She previously spoke out about their ‘toxic’ relationship.
She said: ‘how absurd that you minimise female self-respect and self-worth by saying someone should stay in a toxic relationship because he wrote an album about them, which by the way isn’t the case (just Cinderella is about me).
‘I have cared for him and tried to support his sobriety and prayed for his balance for years (and always will of course) but shaming/blaming women for a man’s inability to keep it together is a very major problem.’
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