It’s been a week since the untimely passing of Mac Miller. Over the past week, we’ve heard from several of his peers about the impact that he not only had on their lives but in the rap game as well. While the cause of his death is still undetermined, the rapper’s personal trainer, Harley Pasternak insisted that Mac Miller’s death wasn’t because of depression.
“I know people that are depressed [and] that was not a depressed person,” Pasternak told PageSix. “This was not planned. He would be mad if he knew he died, he would be so pissed off.”
Mac Miller and Harley Pasternak began working over together over a year ago. Mac’s then-girlfriend, Ariana Grande who was already working out with Pasternak.
“Ariana was such an incredibly positive influence on him as she’s someone who kind of lives a very healthy lifestyle,” Pasternak said. “She thought that Mac and I would be a good fit for each other and he got hooked [on working out], it took him a bit but when he got into it, he loved it.”
Pasternak revealed that he found out about Mac’s untimely passing forty-five minutes before Mac was expected to come through for a workout. His co-worker shared the news with him.
“I was mid-session with someone else expecting him to show up about 45 min later,” Pasternak revealed. “One of the ladies who works with me walked in with kind of a blank look on her face and held up her phone and there was a news release [about Miller’s death].”
Mac Miller’s body was flown to Pittsburgh on Wednesday for his hometown funeral which will reportedly take place at a chapel in the city.