Mac Miller Dead at 26 After Apparent Overdose

Mac Miller has reportedly died of a drug overdose

Mac Miller has reportedly died of a drug overdose

American rapper and singer, Malcolm McCormick, known by his stage name, Mac Miller, has been found dead of suspected overdose.

The rap star was open about his substance abuse issues, having been recently arrested for a DUI, and had reportedly been struggling since he and pop star Ariana Grande broke up earlier this year.

According to TMZ on Friday (Sept. 7) Miller was found unresponsive at his San Fernando Valley home after authorities were alerted by a male who placed a 911 call, presumably from Mac's home. "There are no further details available as to the cause of his death".

Miller released his first studio album, "Blue Slide Park", in 2011 after a series of popular mixtapes.

Last month, the rapper released his fifth studio album, Swimming, which went to No. 3 on the Billboard 200.

Miller dated singer Ariana Grande from 2016 until May of this year.

Miller's death comes just days after Vulture profiled him in a lengthy story headlined, "Mac Miller is finally making the music he's always wanted to make".

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American rapper Melissa Arnette Elliott said that she is "saddened" and sent "prayers for strength for his family and friends and fans".

In May, he was arrested in Los Angeles in connection with a vehicle crash and was later charged with driving under the influence.

Grande at the time wrote on social media that she had long tried to help Miller become sober but described their relationship as "toxic" and said, "I am not a babysitter or a mother and no woman should feel that they need to be".

Wrote Chance the Rapper: "I don't know what to say Mac Miller took me on my second tour ever". I hung out with Mac a few times over the years and he was always such a sweetheart, always had the time of day for anyone, whoever they were.

Condolences began to pour in on Twitter from other popular artists for Miller. Cool. What can I really do? "God knows, I came close - don't try this at home".

"Within less than 10 minutes of the initial report surfacing", reports, "Grande had closed the comment section on her Instagram account, but not after dozens of users posted nasty messages such as "This is your fault" and "You did this to him".

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