Rapper Mac Miller Dead At 26 Of Apparent Overdose
Rapper Mac Miller died Friday at the age of 26.
According to TMZ, the Pittsburgh native was found dead at his home in California of an apparent drug overdose. The Huffington Post reported that Miller had dealt with substance abuse issues for years.
Miller was known for singles like “Loud,” “Donald Trump,” “S.D.S” and “Goosebumpz.”
Miller, who was born Malcolm McCormick, also produced music under the alternate name Larry Fisherman. He famously dated pop star Ariana Grande from August 2016 to May 2018. The pair collaborated on several songs together, including 2013’s “The Way” and 2016’s “My Favorite Part.”
The rapper was also not afraid to comment on socio-political issues. In March 2016, he slammed President Donald Trump — then a presidential candidate — for his racist rhetoric in a segment on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. A clip was aired on the late-night show of Trump praising Miller after the song named for him was released in 2011. Trump called Miller “the new Eminem,“ but then sued the rapper for royalties for using his name after the track went platinum.
Miller later emphasized his disdain for Trump in a December 2015 tweet, just six months after the former Apprentice host announced his candidacy for president.
“Just please don’t elect this motherf—er, man,” Miller wrote.
Praying for Mac’s family and that he rest easy 🙏🏽👼🏽 #pgh #412
— Wiz Khalifa (@wizkhalifa) September 7, 2018
NOOO! I do not wanna believe my brother is dead! I cannot take this anymore, life is too short…I just know you’re now in a better place now than this place we call Earth @MacMiller …I love you bro, and will miss youu 😭
— Le’Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) September 7, 2018
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
Long Live Mac Miller, Rest In Peace We Love You
— Jaden Smith (@officialjaden) September 7, 2018
So sad to hear the news about @MacMiller. Such a talented artist. My condolences go out to his family and loved ones 🙏 RIP
— Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton) September 7, 2018