Rapper Mac Miller Reportedly Dead at 26

Rapper Mac Miller Reportedly Dead at 26

At the news of his death, Chance the Rapper tweeted: "I dont know what to say Mac Miller took me on my second tour ever".

The rapper died of an apparent drug overdose on Friday after being found dead at his California home, TMZ reported.

According to TMZ a male friend had phoned 911 for help but the rapper was pronounced dead when paramedics arrived.

The LA coroner has said the hitmaker's - whose music had documented struggles with substance abuse and depression - cause of death was yet to be determined.

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In May, he was arrested following a DUI and hit and run charges in the L.A. area, after which he was released on bail. He later confessed to the crime when police paid a visit to his home.

The gigs were due to promote his fifth album, Swimming, which was released in early August on his own REMember Music label, which was distributed by officials at Warner Bros.

Miller has struggled with substance abuse for a long time, most recently coming to light after his breakup with Grande. "I was so f. up all the time it was bad". He was just 26 years old. He was later arrested for driving under the influence, reports said.

Miller first gained a following at age 18 with his mixtape "K.I.D.S." in 2010, and early in his career was known for party-style songs with videos that went viral.

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Following the incident, Miller said in an interview with Beats 1, the accident was the "best thing that could have happened". There's been a lot of talk about me being on drugs and look at me - do I look like I'm on drugs to you? You inspired me throughout highschool, and I wouldn't be where I was today without you.

On Friday, fans, friends, and celebrities rushed to Twitter to express their condolences and sadness over Miller's passing.

The Pittsburgh native, born Malcolm McCormick, rose to fame with a frat-rap attitude in his mixtapes like "Best Day Ever" and his full-length album debut, 2011's "Blue Slide Park".

Grande, who quickly became engaged to comedian Pete Davidson after splitting with Miller, did not immediately comment on the rapper's death but blocked comments on her Instagram page after a slew of critical remarks.

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Grande, after a Twitter user appeared to blame her for the break-up, wrote on the social media platform in May that the relationship was "toxic" and she had "cared for him and tried to support his sobriety & prayed for his balance for years".

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