Rapper Mac Miller is dead at age 26, according to TMZ. Miller has recently been dealing with substance abuse issues and was arrested for DUI and hit and run back in May. His former girlfriend, Ariana Grande, said that his substance abuse issues were a big factor in ending their two-year relationship.
Malcolm James McCormick, best known by his stage name Mac Miller was a American rapper, singer and record producer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He who was born on January 19, 1992 and raised in the Point Breeze part of Pittsburgh. Malcolm would go on to attend Winchester Thurston School and Taylor Allderdice High School.
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.
— Marcus Smith (@MarcusSmithKTLA) September 7, 2018
Miller was set to go on tour next month. On Thursday night, Miller posted a video with his song “So it Goes,” which says: “Nine lives, never, die, f*** a heaven, I’m still gettin’ high.” Miller also recently discussed dealing with anxiety and fame in the public eye during an interview with Vulture:
There’s pressure. A lot of times in my life I’ve put this pressure to hold myself to the standard of whatever I thought I was supposed to be, or how I was supposed to be perceived. And that creates pressure … It’s annoying to be out and have someone come up to me and think they know. They’re like “Yo, man, are you okay?” I’m like “Yeah, I’m f*cking at the grocery store.” You know? It’s the job. This is what I signed up for. So, you just have to not. You have to have your own reality and that has to be the driving force of your life. Do I wish that every single thing I did when I was 19 wasn’t a discussion? Sure.
Below is what we know about his passing.
Mac Miller Cause of Death: Drug Overdose
The coroner’s report revealed Mac Miller died from a lethal dose of fentanyl and cocaine. There was also alcohol in his system, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office which lists Miller’s official cause of death as “mixed drug toxicity. It has been ruled an accidental overdose.
Mac Miller died Friday of an apparent overdose … TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Mac was found Friday at around noon at his San Fernando Valley home and was pronounced dead at the scene. We’re told authorities were alerted by a male who placed a 911 call, presumably from Mac’s home.
If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).