Mac Miller Dead at 26 of Apparent Drug Overdose: Reports
The rapper was found in his home.
Rapper Mac Miller has died of an apparent drug overdose, according to a report. He was 26.
Miller's body was found Friday at about noon at his San Fernando Valley home, law enforcement told TMZ.
Miller, who released his latest record “Swimming” on Aug. 3, was recently in the headlines following a charge of DUI in May after he crashed his car into a pole in Los Angeles.
Miller was born Malcolm McCormick in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1992. By 2007, he began releasing mixtapes under the name EZ Mac before changing his name to Mac Miller.
Under his new moniker, he had significant traction in hip-hop’s underground.
By 2010, he became a star, playing American clubs on a sold-out tour and collaborating with the likes of The Cool Kids and hip-hop heavyweights like Just Blaze and 9th Wonder.
Four years later, he signed to Warner Bros. for a lucrative contract that led him to become a headline star.
Miller has performed with Action Bronson; Tyler, The Creator; Earl Sweatshirt; Lil Wayne; 2Chainz; and Vince Staples.
InsideEdition.com has reached out to Miller’s representative for comment.
As news broke of his death, many have shared their love and condolences of Miller on social media including Jaden Smith, Chance the Rapper, and Shawn Mendes.
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