Mac Miller dead at age 26

Sergio Cunningham
September 8, 2018

His good friend and fellow Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa tweeted, "Praying for Mac's family and that he rest easy".

Just four days ago, Mac Miller - who was found dead this afternoon of an apparent drug overdose - played a special intimate set to a crowd of 100 people at the Hotel Café in Hollywood.

The rapper Mac Miller has died at his home in the San Fernando Valley in California on Friday.

In May, he was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), after totalling his vehicle and fleeing the scene.

Miller, whose real name was Malcolm McCormick, was found unresponsive at his Los Angeles home on Friday morning, the Los Angeles coroner confirmed.

Miller's death comes several months after he ended a high-profile, two-year relationship with pop superstar Grande, who was often seen as the inspiration for his songs. "I will continue to pray from the bottom of my heart that he figures it all out and that any other woman in this position does as well", she said.

There were no details on the cause of his death.

As news broke of his death, many have shared their love and condolences of Miller on social media including Jaden Smith, Chance the Rapper, and Shawn Mendes.

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Officials said that his white Rolls-Royce Wraith and another auto appeared to be a "total loss", NBC San Diego reported. According to preliminary investigations there were no injuries reported and no alcohol was involved in the crash.

Grande has not yet publicly responded to Miller's passing.

In an interview published just days before his death, Miller told NY magazine he was trying to tame his negative emotions.

Many fans in his native Point Breeze said Miller was taken far too soon. She added, "Of course I didn't share about how hard or scary it was while it was happening but it was".

While writing: "I wish it started tomorrow", Mac's tour was originally supposed to start on the 17th October.

In his last post on Twitter, he told his almost 9million followers: "I just wanna go on tour".

Last month, Miller released his fifth studio album "Swimming" and was scheduled to begin his USA tour in October. "I was so f. up all the time it was bad".

If you or anyone you know needs help or information regarding mental health, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636. "[He] really introduced me to newer hip hop, something that I did relate to", said fan Gino Lagamba.

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