Mac Miller Dead At 26
The music world was rocked Friday by the news that Pittsburgh-bred rapper Mac Miller had died of an apparent drug overdose at his home in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles as reported by TMZ and Variety.
Miller, 26, whose real name was Malcolm James McCormick, had previously struggled with substance-abuse problems, especially in the wake of his breakup with Ariana Grande. But he had just released a well-received new album, “Swimming,” last month and appeared to be rebounding.
Miller has had a rough year. He was arrested for a DUI earlier this summer following his breakup with pop singer Ariana Grande. The two had been dating for nearly two years.
Mac changed people’s lives and nobody can ever take that away from him. His legacy will live on forever through his music. He had evolved strongly as an artist over the years and while we once thought of him as a frat-boy type rapper, he turned into one of the most polished artists today. Many have started to pour out their condolences after hearing the news, including Khalid, Lil Skies, Westside Gunn, and others. More are expected to react to the extremely tragic news throughout the day and we will update this post as they come in.