Mac Miller dead at age 26

Mac Miller dead at age 26

The influential rapper's fifth studio album Swimming was announced on 13 July and released early last month. "I needed that. I needed to run into that light pole and literally have the whole thing stop". "She can't control his actions, he was a grown man, and it was his decisions that led him to where he is today". On Thursday he tweeted: "I just wanna go on tour". "That's what I was experiencing at the time".

Our thoughts are with Mac Miller, his family, friends and his fans.

Singer Ariana Grande has disabled comments on her Instagram following the death of her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller of a rumoured overdose, after fans of the rapper began to blame her for his untimely death. "I'm completely broken. God bless him".

"I was not happy and I was on lean very heavy", Miller added. "Please reach out to me".

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The rapper, whose real name is Malcolm McCormick, was in New Zealand last year for a special Auckland performance after he cancelled his Rhythm and Vines gig the year before, citing "exhaustion".

Miller has been open in the past about his battles with substance addiction.

In 2011, Miller wrote a song about becoming fabulously wealthy and, seeking a metaphor, entitled the song "Donald Trump".

In 2013, his sophomore effort, "Watching Movies with the Sound Off", entered the Billboard 200 at No. 3. "I'm treading water", he warns on that track, amid troubling nods to feeling "my fingers slippin'/In a motherfuckin' instant, I'll be gone" on the song Small Worlds.

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"It was a lot of shutting out the rest of the world and finding the inspiration inside of myself", he told Noisey of that album's hard-fought creation, describing its dives into darkness as "healthy and cleansing". His breakup with Grande reportedly played a big role in inspiring the album, while also exploring themes that he had brought up during his 2016 smash album, The Divine Feminine. Mac Miller was 26. Pitchfork magazine called it "the most surprising, concise, and accomplished album of his career".

Following new of his death, Miller's famous friends and contemporaries took to Twitter to share their shock and sadness at his passing.

This is a developing story, check back for more updates.

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