Canadian Trainer Harley Pasternak Remembers Mac Miller


Mac Miller’s personal trainer says the rapper’s death last week from an apparent overdose could only have been a tragic accident.

“I know people that are depressed [and] that was not a depressed person," Harley Pasternak, the Canadian-born trainer to the stars, told Page Six. “This was not planned. He would be mad if he knew he died, he would be so pissed off.”

Pasternak remembered Miller as a happy, positive person. “He was probably the most loved person who comes in the studio,” he said. “Everybody loves Mac, he was always in a good mood, never ever in a bad mood.

“He has the opposite of some kind of egos you sometimes experience with entertainers, he didn’t feel like he needed to be the loudest person in the room, [he was] always funny, always lighthearted, and just the sweetest, sweetest guy.”

Pasternak said he started working with Miller about a year and a half ago after being introduced by Miller’s then-girlfriend, singer Ariana Grande.

“Ariana was such an incredibly positive influence on him,” he 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.”