The Hip-Hop world was shattered by the untimely death of Mac Miller and after more than a week of silence, his former girlfriend Ariana Grande has responded.

On Friday (Sept 14), exactly one week after the devastating news was announced, Ariana took to her Instagram with a touching post remembering her ex, while voicing her pain over her inability to help him change before it was too late.

“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.”

The two broke up in May of 2018 over Miller’s tumultuous lifestyle due to his battle with addiction.

“This is one of my best friends in the whole world and favorite people on the planet,” Grande wrote of Miller on Instagram after the split. “I respect and adore him endlessly and am grateful to have him in my life in any form, at all times regardless of how our relationship changes or what the universe holds for each of us! … Unconditional love is not selfish. It is wanting the best for that person even if at the moment, it’s not you.”

After taking some time off, Miller had seemed to be on the road to recovery after dropping his therapeutic album Swimming last month and his soul transcending Tiny Desk performance on NPR with Thundercat.

In early August, Miller had taken to Instagram in a since-deleted post to assure fans that he was “okay” in regards to his mental state and was looking forward to touring.

“I HAVE LITERALLY NEVER BEEN MORE OKAY.”

On September 7, Miller was found unresponsive at his San Fernando Valley home after authorities where he was pronounced dead on the scene. Miller was just 26 years old.

After news of his death hit, industry giants from Pete Rock to J. Cole responded with fond memories of the talented artist. He will surely be missed.

Check out some of Mac Miller’s hits below.