Published: Sat, September 08, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Rapper Mac Miller found dead in his home

Rapper Mac Miller found dead in his home

Rapper J Cole wrote: "Rest In Peace to the great soul Mac Miller".

Mac Miller died Friday (Sept. 7) of an apparent drug overdose.

Law enforcement sources told TMZ that the Divine Feminine rapper was found unresponsive at around noon on Friday at his home in San Fernando Valley, California and was pronounced dead at the scene.

He had allegedly wrecked his Mercedes-Benz G Class vehicle by slamming into a utility pole, and fled the scene of the crash.

Miller, real name Malcolm McCormick, was charged with two counts of driving under the influence in August following his May arrest in Los Angeles.

Mac Miller openly struggled with substance abuse, which he documented throughout his mixtapes and albums. "It's just a part of something that's going to continue to help make me who I am".

"I was so f-ked up all the time; it was bad", Miller told Complex at the time. The album debuted in the third spot on the Billboard 200 chart. In response, Grande fired back at critics, telling them that she isn't "a babysitter" or a "mother". He also landed a reality series, "Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family", in 2013, which ran for two seasons on MTV2. Im completely broken. God bless him.

In May he released "Smaller Worlds", the first single from his fifth studio album, "Swimming", which was released last month.

Notable quote: "I just wanna go on tour", Miller tweeted on Thursday. As his career progressed, critics noted an expansion in Miller's approach to music to include more singing, more serious themes and dark, dense production.

Grande and McCormick were said to have remained friends after their nearly two year relationship ended. "There was always a lot more to me than what people wanted to say, that's the only thing that ever bothered me", Miller said.

Miller's final Instagram Story included video clips of him performing his song "Hurt Feelings" on stage.

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