Mac Miller (born Malcolm McCormick) died Friday, Sep.7 reportedly of a drug overdose, according to TMZ.
He was found that afternoon around noon in a bedroom at his San Fernando Valley home. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities arrived on the scene after a male friend dialed 911 from Mac’s home. Responders were called for a patient in cardiac arrest.
Miller has been dealing with his demons through drug use for years. This came more to light after his breakup with Ariana Grande. Miller crashed his G-Wagon in May by wrapping it around a utility pole.
He was arrested for a DUI and hit and run. He fled the scene, but police stated that he confessed to his actions at his residence. TMZ reports that he blew two times the legal limit.
After Miller’s arrest, Grande tweeted, “Pls take care of yourself” in which people assumed Grande was talking about Miller.
The two eventually broke up, and Grande was clear that Miller’s drug use is what ended their two-year relationship.
Some people blamed the singer for Miller’s DUI. She responded by saying, “I am not a babysitter or a mother, and no woman should feel that they need to be. I have cared for him and tried to support his sobriety & prayed for his balance for years.”
Grande finally released a statement regarding Miller’s death three hours ago:
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i adored you from the day i met you when i was nineteen and i always will. i can’t believe you aren’t here anymore. i really can’t wrap my head around it. we talked about this. so many times. i’m so mad, i’m so sad i don’t know what to do. you were my dearest friend. for so long. above anything else. i’m so sorry i couldn’t fix or take your pain away. i really wanted to. the kindest, sweetest soul with demons he never deserved. i hope you’re okay now. rest.
Miller’s family also released a statement on his death Sep.7:
“Malcolm McCormick, known and adored by fans as Mac Miller, has tragically passed away at the age of 26,” his family told Rolling Stone. “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.”
Miller’s body is reportedly being flown back to his hometown to be prepared for his funeral.
Miller’s body was put on a plane in L.A. Wednesday morning to Pittsburgh. A Jewish service will be held to honor his memory later in the week.
A vigil was held on Tuesday at Pittsburgh’s Blue Slide Park. The park is the title of Miller’s debut album.
Miller’s death sparks the reoccurring topic of drug abuse in the music industry. His death is a tragic end to someone so young and talented. Even though Miller is no longer here, his music still is.
For Flashback Friday, CeeSoDope would like to celebrate the life of a young, bright, and talented spirit. Check out some of Miller’s hottest music videos below:
Rest in Heavenly Peace Mac!