Rapper Mac Miller Has Died At The Age Of 26
The rapper was found dead at his home around noon on Friday. The cause of death is believed to be an overdose.
Rapper Mac Miller has been found dead, TMZ reports.
Law enforcement officials confirmed the "Self Care" rapper was found unresponsive at his San Fernando Valley, California home around noon on Friday and was pronounced dead at the scene. He was 26 years old.
Mac Miller made headlines not just for his music, but for his personal life as well, such as when he dated Ariana Grande. The couple eventually broke up, and it was speculated at the time that his troubles with substance abuse had something to do with the split.
In the past few months, the rapper severely wrecked his car and was arrested for a DUI in a hit and run after he turned himself in. Grande tweeted a message of support at his after the incident.
Mac Miller was reportedly set to being a tour next month to promote his new album, Swimming.
In an interview with Vulture this week, the rapper discussed his demons, which he often rapped about in his music.
When asked about his troubles and how they've affected his image, he told the magazine, "it just seems exhausting to always be battling something … to always be battling for what you think your image is supposed to be. You’re never going to be able to get anything across. … No one’s gonna ever really know me. You know what I mean? That’s okay. The people that have the best chance of knowing me, that would like to, would just be by listening to my music."
Miller also said he took periods of extreme joy and extreme depression as normal parts of life.
“I really wouldn’t want just happiness,” he said. “And I don’t want just sadness either. I don’t want to be depressed. I want to be able to have good days and bad days … I can’t imagine not waking up sometimes and being like, ‘I don’t feel like doing shit.’ And then having days where you wake up and you feel on top of the world.”
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