Rapper Mac Miller, born Malcolm McCormick, died on Friday, Sept. 7 due to a suspected drug overdose. Miller was in his California home when emergency responders were called to the scene. In emergency audio that was released, first responders can be heard receiving a call about a person in cardiac arrest.
Miller was pronounced dead in a bedroom of his San Fernando Valley home.
Authorities were alerted of Miller’s condition by a friend who placed a 911 call from the home.
You can listen to the dispatcher audio below.
“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,” his family said in a statement.
Miller grew up in Pittsburgh and was an alum of Taylor Allderdice High School. Following his death, Pittsburgh Public Schools released a “statement of sorrow.”
We are deeply saddened to have learned about the tragic passing of 2010 Pittsburgh Allderdice alum Mac Miller. We wish to extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends,” said a statement from Pittsburgh Public Schools.
“As a student, Malcolm McCormick was well-liked by students and staff. Assistant Superintendent of Student Support Services and former Pittsburgh Allderdice Principal Melissa Friez describes Malcolm as ‘a very talented young man, who had a warm smile and friendly personality.’ While a senior at Allderdice, Malcolm was already touring as he began to break into the music scene. After graduation, he came back to Allderdice to accept the key to the city. He will be greatly missed by the entire Allderdice school community.”
First breaking into the industry with a mixtape But My Mackin’ Ain’t Easy in 2007. In May 2018, Miller was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and hit and run after allegedly crashing into and knocking down a power pole and fleeing the scene with two passengers.