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Mac Miller Dead at 26 of Apparent Drug Overdose

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shifa Khan | Updated on: 08 Sep 2018, 02:46:25 PM
Image courtesy: Instagram/ MacMiller

New Delhi:

Rapper Mac Miller has died from an apparent overdose at his residence. The 26-year-old rapper, whose real name was Malcolm James McCormick, was found unresponsive in his home in the Studio City neighbourhood.

Miller's family released a statement about his death Saturday, reported Variety.

"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," read the statement.

Miller had long suffered from substance abuse and was even vocal about it.

In his deeply personal 2014 mixtape "Faces", the rapper had addressed his drug addiction.

Miller went through a well-publicised break-up with singer 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.

In August, Los Angeles police charged the rapper with driving under the influence when he crashed his car into a pole.

Grande had opened up about their "toxic relationship" after fans blamed her for his arrest. Miller became popular at the age of 18 with his mixtape 'K.I.D.S.' in 2010. His best-known songs include "Loud", "Smile Back", and a collaboration with Grande called "The Way".

His most commercially successful album was 2011's 'Blue Side Park'.

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First Published : 08 Sep 2018, 02:44:33 PM