Mac Miller Dead at 26
Miller’s most recent album, Swimming, was just recently released just a month ago on Aug. 3. Miller planned a tour in support of his new album, which was scheduled to begin on Oct. 27 in San Francisco.
The rapper, whose real name is Malcolm James McCormick, has had a tumultuous run, in his life and in the press, in recent months, which included a DUI following a car crash in May and the very public dissolution of his relationship with singer Ariana Grande.
Following his crash, Grande released a statement saying she “tried to support his sobriety and prayed for his balance.” Miller gave told Rolling Stone in August that he “was genuinely happy” for Grande. “Now I have space for me,” he said. “And that’s great too.”
Details on the rapper’s death are still being sought.
I dont know what to say Mac Miller took me on my second tour ever. But beyond helping me launch my career he was one of the sweetest guys I ever knew. Great man. I loved him for real. Im completely broken. God bless him.
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) September 7, 2018
Rest In Peace to the great soul Mac Miller
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) September 7, 2018
I’m so saddened to hear about @MacMiller☹️😩 such a kind spirit Sending prayers for strength for his family & friends & fans during this difficult time🙏🏾
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) September 7, 2018