Mac Miller has passed away at the age 26 of an apparent drug overdose. The rapper had just released his SWIMMING album last month and performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert a few weeks ago. He was pronounced dead at the scene yesterday around noon at his Fernando Valley home. A male in the home called the police who responded to a person said to be in cardiac arrest.
Mac Miller has recently broken up with longtime girlfriend Ariana Grande. Soon after, he wrecked his G-Wagon and was arrested for hit and run along with DUI. He fled the accident but later was taken into custody with an alcohol level two times the limit. Ariana tweeted ‘Pls take care of yourself,’ after hearing of the crash and confirmed his drug use was the reason they broke up. Mac’s family released the following statement:
“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.”
In a published interview Mac Miller was quoted to have said:
‘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 in history because you overdose. You just die.’
He was set to head out on tour next month. Our condolences go out to Mac Miller’s friends and family. He will truly be missed.
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