Mac Miller has died aged 26.
The rapper was found Friday (September 7) at around noon in his San Fernando Valley home and was pronounced dead at the scene, law enforcement officials have told TMZ.
Miller was troubled by substance abuse and it’s been reported his death is connected to an apparent overdose.
In the wake of a recent break up, he wrecked his G-Wagon, wrapping it around a utility pole in May. He was arrested for DUI and hit and run.
After his arrest his former girlfriend Ariana Grande tweeted:
Pls take care of yourself.
Miller and Grande performed together at Manchester’s One Love concert, but the couple called it a day after two years of dating.
On Thursday (September 6), Miller posted a video of a record player and the song playing was from one of his albums.
Tributes have flooded social media for the 26-year-old rapper, who had been due to commence a tour next month.
I dont know what to say Mac Miller took me on my second tour ever. But beyond helping me launch my career he was one of the sweetest guys I ever knew. Great man. I loved him for real. Im completely broken. God bless him.
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) September 7, 2018
so sad. mac miller was a great dude. when i began my career he went out of his way to talk to me on the phone and give me advice. an amazing artist and human being
— LD (@lildickytweets) September 7, 2018
Mac Miller and those @RostrumRecords guys rewrote the rules on what to do when you’ve caught a buzz. They were the first ones to stay indie in the 2010s and not give into major label signing. Mac probably saved a lot of careers by his example.
— Spose (@spizzyspose) September 7, 2018
Earlier this week Vulture published a candid profile with Miller, who addressed public perception of his lifestyle, saying:
You know what’s funny? I feel like the public perception of me varies on who you ask. But there’s a bit of a freedom in knowing that people are going to think all types of shit, no matter what.
It actually makes me less stressed about how my actions are perceived. It’s out of my control. I mean, to a degree … I could control it. I could live this squeaky clean life and everything. I could try to control the media. But I’ve been finding freedom in just living and letting people say whatever the fuck they want.
Like, do I really care what Hollywood Life is saying? If I read a headline, and I’m like, ‘Wow, that’s completely untrue …’ I’m like, ‘That’s as far as it goes. Okay, cool. So a bunch of kids now think that.’ Fine. As long as I have people that are hearing my music, and there’s still that relationship … all that [other] shit lasts a day.
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