Mac Miller Dead at 26
UPDATE: Miller's family has confirmed his death via a statement provided to E!: ""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. Please respect our privacy. There are no further details as to the cause of his death at this time."
EARLIER: Mac Miller has died at 26 of an apparent overdose, TMZ reports.
According to the outlet, the rapper was found Friday (Sept. 7) at his San Fernando Valley home and pronounced dead the scene. No further details are available at this time.
Miller was charged with a DUI in May after crashing his car into a pole in Los Angeles. Shortly after the crash, his ex-girlfriend, Ariana Grande, tweeted about their "toxic" relationship, writing she had "tried to support his sobriety" and "prayed for his balance for years."
Miller, who released his latest album, Swimming, in August, also opened up about his struggles with substance abuse in a recent profile for Vulture.
"I used to rap super openly about really dark s--t,” he said, “because that’s what I was experiencing at the time. That’s fine, that’s good, that’s life. It should be all the emotions.
Miller was set to embark on a cross-country tour in support of Swimming in late October.
If you or someone you know is seeking help for substance use, call the SAMHSA National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP(4357).