The famous US rapper Mac Miller passed away at 26. According to reports, he died as a result of an overdose. Born as Malcolm James McCormick, Mac rose to fame back in 2011. At this moment there is no additional information on what exactly caused the death of the star. His family issued a statement in which they ask for privacy. He was found in his Los Angeles home on Friday, 7 September. The rapper was born on January 19, 1992, in Pittsburgh, Pensylvania.
“Malcolm McCormick, known and adored by fans as Mac Miller, has tragically passed away at the age of 26. He was a bright light in this world for his family, friends, and fans. Thank you for your prayers. Please respect our privacy. There are no further details as to the cause of his death at this time.”- Miller’s family issued a statement.
Malcolm became popular thanks to his debut album from seven years ago. He was actually well-known in a genre in rap called frat-rap. Miller is one of the rare musicians who didn’t want to stay in the same lane and constantly experimented with different styles. Mac’s infectious lyrics and his ability to always deliver something new were just two of the qualities that made him so beloved by millions of fans. He actually started rapping at a very early age and even released a mixtape when he was only 15. At that time, he went under the alias of EZ Mac. The star gathered a wide audience very fast, and his popularity skyrocketed like crazy. It was the fourth mixtape, called KIDS, that helped him score a huge deal with a publishing company. He soon signed a deal with Rostrum, Wiz Khalifa’s label. The debut album didn’t get the highest scores but still ranked as number one on the Billboard charts.
The rapper was very public about his problems with substance abuse. Back in the day, he was addicted to lean, a drug made with promethazine and codeine. He got clean, but apparently, in the past year, he started drinking and using again.
Miller is also known for his relationship with the mega-popular Ariana Grande. The duo stayed together for two years, before their split earlier this year. According to Grande, Mac’s substance abuse was one of the reasons that lead to the two breaking up. Ariana started dating Pete Davidson shortly after and even got engaged. This was definitely not a good time in the rapper’s life. They met in 2012 and denied involvement for a while. Soon the whole world found out that Grande and Mac were a thing. The couple shared several songs together, and even performed at the One Love concert in Manchester.
“I am not a babysitter or a mother and no woman should feel that they need to be. I have cared for him and tried to support his sobriety and prayed for his balance for years (and always will of course).”- Ariana wrote recently.
After splitting with the singer, Miller was arrested for DIU in May this year. He and his friends crashed a car and ran away. The rapper was charged after confessing to driving drunk. Mac Miller dropped his last record Swimming on August 3 this year. The rapper was supposed to go on tour very soon. The devastating news left many celebrities mourning his death, a lot of which shared their kind words and condolences. Ariana still hasn’t issued a statement.