Mac Miller Found Dead at 26

Rapper Mac Miller performs on his Space Migration Tour at Festival Pier on Saturday, July 13, 2013, in Philadelphia. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)

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Rapper Mac Miller performs on his Space Migration Tour at Festival Pier on Saturday, July 13, 2013, in Philadelphia. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)

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Rapper Malcolm McCormick, also known by his stage name Mac Miller, has died from an apparent drug overdose on Sept. 7, 2018 – he was 26 years old. As of now, no key details exist on why Miller died, but his family has issued an official statement that he is dead. The incident first came to light when the LA Police received a call at around noon on Friday about a possible death investigation. Miller has been very open about his issues with substance abuse. He was arrested for a DUI and a hit-and-run in Los Angeles in May. Along with his music, he also participated in an in-depth interview with Vogue Magazine in 2016. When asked about his hope for eventual sobriety, Miller noted that, “I’m just changing how I live life, my state of mind. When you first get sober you feel like a superhero. You feel real emotion because you’ve been suppressing it forever. It’s so much easier to navigate what’s important.” Miller channeled his sorrow and abuse issues into his albums, including his fifth studio album, Swimming. The album was released less than a month prior to his death, debuting at number 3 on the Billboard 200 charts. It was Miller’s fifth consecutive time having an album debuting in the top five. As of Sept. 10, 2018, Swimming has reached number one on the Apple Music charts for the first time, ousting Travis Scott’s ASTROWORLD and Eminem’s Kamikaze. His only non-studio album, Blue Slide Park, became the first independent debut album to achieve Billboard number one. He was 19 years old at the time. Miller’s music touched the hearts of many. He will be missed.

The album cover for the late Mac Miller’s album Swimming.

 

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