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Rapper Mac Miller Dead At 26 Of Drug Overdose

Rapper Mac Miller Dead At 26 Of Drug Overdose
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Rapper Mac Miller was found dead at his home in Los Angeles of a possible drug overdose on Friday.

Miller, 26, had publicly spoken about his battles with addiction over the years, in particular to a concoction of cough syrup with codeine and Sprite, known as “lean,” but he was in the midst of a career resurgence with the recent release of his fifth album, “Swimming.” A tour in support of the album was scheduled to kick off on Oct. 27 in San Francisco.

Before the release of that album, Miller had been in the headlines of gossip glossies more than the music trades in recent months. In May, he endured a high-profile breakup with former girlfriend Ariana Grande and was arrested at home after driving into a utility pole, leaving his vehicle at the scene and then testing over the alcohol limit. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office charged him last month with DUI and hit and run in the incident.

Media reports say the 26-year-old, who was open about his substance abuse, died from an apparent overdose.

The rapper, whose real name was Malcolm James McCormick, rose to fame after topping US charts with his debut album in 2011.

He released his latest record, Swimming, earlier this year and was due to go on tour.

“The music artist known as Mac Miller died today in his Studio City home,” the LA County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner said in a statement.

“In the late morning of September 7, Malcolm McCormick was found unresponsive…. authorities were called and Miller was pronounced dead at the scene.

“At this time, an autopsy is pending and a cause of death has not been determined.”

Miller went through a well-publicised break-up with singer and girlfriend Ariana Grande earlier this year.

The pair, who met in 2012, collaborated on a number of songs and performed together at the One Love Manchester concert in 2017.

Charges were filed against the rapper last month after he was arrested in May for driving under the influence and hit and run.

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Rapper Mac Miller was found dead at his home in Los Angeles of a possible drug overdose on Friday.

Miller, 26, had publicly spoken about his battles with addiction over the years, in particular to a concoction of cough syrup with codeine and Sprite, known as “lean,” but he was in the midst of a career resurgence with the recent release of his fifth album, “Swimming.” A tour in support of the album was scheduled to kick off on Oct. 27 in San Francisco.

Before the release of that album, Miller had been in the headlines of gossip glossies more than the music trades in recent months. In May, he endured a high-profile breakup with former girlfriend Ariana Grande and was arrested at home after driving into a utility pole, leaving his vehicle at the scene and then testing over the alcohol limit. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office charged him last month with DUI and hit and run in the incident.

Media reports say the 26-year-old, who was open about his substance abuse, died from an apparent overdose.

The rapper, whose real name was Malcolm James McCormick, rose to fame after topping US charts with his debut album in 2011.

He released his latest record, Swimming, earlier this year and was due to go on tour.

“The music artist known as Mac Miller died today in his Studio City home,” the LA County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner said in a statement.

“In the late morning of September 7, Malcolm McCormick was found unresponsive…. authorities were called and Miller was pronounced dead at the scene.

“At this time, an autopsy is pending and a cause of death has not been determined.”

Miller went through a well-publicised break-up with singer and girlfriend Ariana Grande earlier this year.

The pair, who met in 2012, collaborated on a number of songs and performed together at the One Love Manchester concert in 2017.

Charges were filed against the rapper last month after he was arrested in May for driving under the influence and hit and run.