Yes! you heard that right. It’s a shocking news but at the same time that was quite about to happen. Mac Miller , one of the finest and popular US rapper finally left this world as he dies at 26. He was found dead at his home in California, sources committed.
Report from media says that the 26-year-old, who was open about his substance abuse, died from an apparent overdose.The rapper, whose real name was Malcolm James McCormick, rose to fame after topping US charts with his debut album in 2011.He released his latest record, Swimming, earlier this year and was due to go on tour.
“The music artist known as Mac Miller died today in his Studio City home,” the LA County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner said in a statement.”In the late morning of September 7, Malcolm McCormick was found unresponsive…. authorities were called and Miller was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:51 (18:51 GMT).
“At this time, an autopsy is pending and a cause of death has not been determined.”
Miller went through a well-publicised break-up with singer and girlfriend 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.
Charges were filed against the rapper last month after he was arrested in May for driving under the influence and hit and run.
Here is you must know about Mac Miller —-
Miller was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on 19 January 1992. He released a number of mixtapes under the name EZ Mac and as part of the group the Ill Spoken during his teens. His debut studio album, Blue Slide Park, was released on Rostrum Records in 2011. It became the first independently distributed hip-hop album to debut at No 1 on the Billboard album charts, but received poor reviews. Miller later said that the criticism and resulting stress led to him developing an addiction to “purple drank”, a combination of codeine and promethazine.
His second album, 2013’s Watching Movies With the Sound Off, fared better among critics and established his production skills, which he executed under the pseudonym Larry Fisherman. Initially considered part of the frat-rap scene, his sound shifted throughout his career. He became a peer of artists including Thundercat, Kendrick Lamar and Vince Staples who pioneered progressive combinations of hip-hop and jazz. He developed his sound on his 2015 album GO:OD AM, on which he “[grappled] frankly with fame, addiction, recovery and the struggle to be a decent person”, said Billboard
“I used to rap super openly about really dark shit,” he told Vulture magazine in a profile published on 6 September, “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.”
Responding to a fan on Twitter who blamed her for the split, Grande referred to their relationship as “toxic”.
“I have cared for him and tried to support his sobriety & prayed for his balance for years (And always will of course) but shaming / blaming women for a man’s inability to keep his shit together is a very major problem. I didn’t share how hard or scary it was while it was happening but it was. I will continue to pray from the bottom of my heart that he figures it all out and that any other woman in this position does as well.”
Sources – bbc