Breaking news — TMZ is reporting that Mac Miller has died of an “apparent overdose.” He was 26.
“Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Mac was found Friday at around noon at his San Fernando Valley home and was pronounced dead at the scene,” the site reports. “Miller has had trouble recently with substance abuse … in the wake of his breakup with Ariana Grande. The rapper wrecked his G-Wagon by wrapping it around a utility pole back in May and was arrested for DUI and hit and run …After his arrest Ariana tweeted, ‘Pls take care of yourself’ and was clearly concerned about substance abuse. After their breakup, Ariana made it clear … his substance abuse had be a deal breaker in their 2-year relationship. ”
Born Malcolm James McCormick in Pittsburgh, the rapper, singer and record producer released his latest album, Swimming, just last month. He was set to head out on tour and play Agganis Arena in Boston on November 21.
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
Yesterday, Craig Jenkins penned a deep dive on the artist’s work for Vulture.
Listen to Swimming below.