Rapper Mac Miller has reportedly died, according to multiple outlets. He was 26.
According to the Los Angeles Times, citing sources, Miller, whose real name was Malcolm James McCormick, was found dead inside his Studio City, Calif. home of an apparent overdose.
TMZ reported that authorities were alerted after a male individual placed a 911 call from Miller’s home.
LAPD confirmed to Fox News that there is “a pending death investigation” on the 11600 block of Valleycrest Road in the North Hollywood area for a call that came in at around 11:50 a.m. for a gentleman in his early to mid-twenties.
Mac Miller talking about fame and how it affected his drug use in this interview is haunting “I’d rather be the corny white rapper than the drugged-out mess who can’t even get out of his house. Overdosing is just not cool. You don’t go down history bc you overdose. You just die”
Mac Miller talking about fame and how it affected his drug use in this interview is haunting
"I'd rather be the corny white rapper than the drugged-out mess who can't even get out of his house. Overdosing is just not cool. You don't go down history bc you overdose. You just die" pic.twitter.com/GylP8GRH2Y
— Tyler Conway (@jtylerconway) September 7, 2018
Miller has battled substance abuse issues for years … something that came up again 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. He fled the scene but cops say he later confessed at his home. He blew 2 times the legal limit.
After his arrest Ariana tweeted, “Pls take care of yourself” and was clearly concerned about substance abuse.
According to People Magazine, Miller talked to Beats 1 host Zane Lowe in July about the incident, calling it a “stupid mistake.”
“I’m a human being,” Miller explained. “But it was the best thing that could have happened. Best thing that could have happened. I needed that. I needed to run into that light pole and literally have the whole thing stop.”
The rapper, who just released his latest album “Swimming” last month, was scheduled to go on tour in October.
Miller famously dated singer Ariana Grande for nearly two years before ultimately calling it quits back in May.