Sharing these photos, Miles' mother, Susan Porcaro Goings took to Facebook this evening to post a beautiful public tribute to her son saying, "My heart is broken. I am devastated. My Miles is gone. He's now in heaven with his Daddy."
No explanation was posted as to the cause of his death. Soon after the post, family and friends began to pour in, sharing their grief and condolences to Susan and her family.
Unfortunately, the Porcaro family has had their share of grief with the loss of Miles' father, Jeff Porcaro, who passed away at the age of 38 from a heart attack in 1992. Jeff was not only a respected studio musician within the recording industry, but was a founding member of the 1980's rock band Toto, which continues to write, record and tour.
Another sad loss within the Porcaro family was Jeff's younger brother and Mile's uncle; Mike Porcaro, who at 59 years of age, passed away in 2015 as result of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Although, not a founding member of Toto, Mike was an integral part of the band, not only as a session bass / cello player, but touring member before falling ill to the disease that took his life.
Continuing with her tribute, Miles' mother thanks her son for a rainbow that must have appeared when she heard the news of her son's passing and posted this photo of it, saying "I know it's from you."
As said earlier, a reason was not given as to the how or why he passed away. But it appears that from his mother's post, there may have been some kind of health issue; saying "I hope you are now at peace. And, I hope that one day I, and your brothers, and all of your family members and friends, who loved you so much, can find peace and understanding."
Susan ends her tribute with, "I am so incredibly sad. Truly heartbroken. I will love you forever and ever my dear, sweet son."
Our hearts go out to Susan, her children and extended family.