Sunday, 16 December, 2018

Rapper Mac Miller dies of drug overdose at 26

The rapper is famous for hits such as 'Best Day Ever' and 'Donald Trump.' TMZ: Rapper Mac Miller dies of apparent drug overdose
Melody Ballard | 08 September, 2018, 06:12

ET can confirm that the rapper died at age 26 on Friday, and some fans were quick to blame Grande - who announced her split from Miller in May after almost two years together - for his sudden death.

TMZ reports that Miller was found dead in his home in California earlier today from what's been described as an apparent overdose.

Wiz Khalifa tweeted, "Praying for Mac's family and that he rest easy".

Miller dealt with substance abuse in the wake of his breakup with Ariana Grande, TMZ reported.

The following year, he released his third studio album, GO:OD AM, which earned him his first Top 50 appearance on Australia's ARIA Album Charts, coming in at #32.

Miller was supposed to start a tour next month.

"I have cared for him and tried to support his sobriety and prayed for him for years", she explained, noting Miller's struggles with drug use.

A representative for Miller did not respond to requests for comment and Los Angeles emergency services declined comment.

S Mac Miller through the years
S Mac Miller through the years

In a statement Friday, the recording artist's family said of the late rapper: "Malcolm McCormick, known and adored by fans as Mac Miller, has tragically passed away at the age of 26", the statement began statement.

Miller famously dated Ariana Grande for two years until the couple split in May 2018. In response, Grande fired back at critics, telling them that she isn't "a babysitter" or a "mother".

He had allegedly wrecked his Mercedes-Benz G Class vehicle by slamming into a utility pole, and fled the scene of the crash.

He told Rolling Stone at the time: "Have I done drugs?"

Shortly after his arrest hit headlines, his ex Grande, who has now engaged to Saturday Night Live comic Pete Davidson, took to Twitter to share her concerns for her former flame.

He told Vulture, "I really wouldn't want just happiness". Some of those included "You lowkey evil", "THIS IS YOUR FAULT", "It's insane because you really did kill him", "I HOPE YOURE HAPPY WITH PETE", and "You did this to him, smh". They're like 'Yo, man, are you okay?' I'm like 'Yeah, I'm f- at the grocery store.' You know?

Before the release of that album, Miller had been in the headlines of gossip glossies more than the music trades in recent months. On Thursday he tweeted: "I just wanna go on tour".

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