Earlier this month, Mac Miller was found dead in his home. The rapper was only 26 years old.
Though he and Ariana Grande had broken up months earlier, she is struggling with the news. She was one of his loved ones.
Now, Ariana is sharing some powerful messages of support with her fans, who grieve with her.
On Saturday, September 22, Ariana Grande marked the Autumnal Equinox with a pair of comforting tweets for her followers.
"Everything will be okay," reads the first of these tweets.
Though she does not specify a context, it seems clear that Ariana is referring to the grief and she and her fans share over Miller's tragic death.
Ariana follows it up with "i love u so v much."
Her fans really took this message to heart, and the responses were heartwarming and gracious.
According to what a source close to Ariana tells Us Weekly, she is reeling from her ex's sudden death.
Ariana is "absolutely heartbroken," the insider describes.
That much has been obvious on social media and with common sense -- but there is more.
"Her entire family is in shock too,” the source reveals. “They all grew close to Mac during his relationship with Ari."
"He was a huge part of her life, and they always shared such a special bond," the insider explains. "She wanted nothing but positivity in Mac’s life after they broke up."
Ariana also posted a heartbreaking statement to and about Mac Miller.
"i adored you from the day i met you when i was nineteen and i always will," Ariana wrote. "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," Ariana continued. "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," she confesses. "I really wanted to. the kindest, sweetest soul with demons he never deserved."
Ariana's post concludes: "I hope you’re okay now. rest."
According to Us Weekly, Ariana and her fiance Pete Davidson skipping the Emmy Awards sets the tone for what we can expect from her in the near future.
"Given the events of the past couple of years," her rep tells the tabloid. "Ariana is going to take some much needed time to heal and mend."
"She will be staying close to home and using this period to spend time with her loved ones and work on new music without deadline," her rep explains.
The statement concludes: "She thanks her fans for their understanding."
Ariana survived a terrorist attack that left too many of her young fans dead and injured. A year and some change later, her recent ex died. She has been through so much.
On Monday, September 24, Ariana shared a short video of her being showered with canine affection.
"All the kisses," Ariana wrote in the captions of the video that she shared to Instagram and to Twitter. "Happy fall."
The Autumnal Equinox was Saturday, September 22, but it's never too late to wish someone a happy Fall. Until winter begins.
Ariana is so good. She deserves peace and happiness despite the grief.