Mac Miller : US Rapper And Producer Dead At 26
Rapper and producer Mac Miller who began his rise in the music industry in his late teens, has died. The rapper well known for his canny wordplay and artistic reinvention, died Friday at his Los Angeles home.
Media reports say the 26-year-old, who was open about his substance abuse, died from an apparent overdose.
The rapper, whose real name was Malcolm James McCormick, rose to fame after topping US charts with his debut album in 2011.
He released his latest record, Swimming, earlier this year and was due to go on tour.
The music artist known as Mac Miller died today in his Studio City home,
The LA County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner said in a statement.
In the late morning of September 7, Malcolm McCormick was found unresponsive…. authorities were called and Miller was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:51 (18:51 GMT).
At this time, an autopsy is pending and a cause of death has not been determined.
Miller went through a well-publicized break-up with singer and girlfriend Ariana Grande earlier this year.
The pair, who met in 2012 collaborated on a number of songs and performed together at the One Love Manchester concert in 2017.
Charges were filed against the rapper last month after he was arrested in May for driving under the influence and hit and run.
In a profile article published the day before his death by Vulture, Miller said,
I used to rap super openly about really dark sh– because that’s what I was experiencing at the time. That’s fine, that’s good, that’s life. It should be all the emotions.
Artists including Chance the Rapper, J Cole, Diplo, Pusha T, Solange, the 1975, Earl Sweatshirt, Questlove, Wiz Khalifa, and Shawn Mendes have paid tribute to the late star, who released his most recent album, Swimming, to acclaim this August.
Missy Elliott tweeted: “I’m so saddened to hear about Mac Miller … such a kind spirit. Sending prayers for strength for his family & friends & fans during this difficult time.”