Rapper Mac Miller dead at age 26

The musician, who was open about struggles with substance abuse, reportedly died of an apparent overdose

The rapper Mac Miller has died at age 26, his family confirmed.

The Los Angeles county coroners office said he had been found unresponsive in his home in the Studio City neighborhood. Variety reported that he had died of an apparent overdose.

Millers family said in a statement that the rapper had died on Friday but gave no further details. He was a bright light in this world for his family, friends and fans, the statement said.

Miller, born Malcolm James McCormick, had been open about his struggles with substance abuse. In August, Los Angeles police charged the rapper with driving under the influence when he crashed his car into a pole this May.

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: Im so saddened to hear about @MacMiller such a kind spirit. Sending prayers for strength for his family & friends & fans during this difficult time.

Khalid (@thegreatkhalid)

this hurts my heart man RIP bro @MacMiller

September 7, 2018


My guy MAC MILLER...rest up bro

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