Mac Miller, the rapper, singer, songwriter and producer was found dead in his Studio City, Calif., home. He was 26.
The cause of death has been cited by numerous reports as a drug overdose. Miller was famously in a long-term relationship with fellow artist Ariana Grande.
They were first romantically linked back in 2013. At the time, the pair was promoting their collaborative single from Ariana’s “Yours Truly” album, the song “The Way.” Then in 2016, they were caught sharing a kiss while enjoying a romantic evening at Katsu-Ya restaurant in Los Angeles.
The former couple collaborated in a number of projects together, they have a song together “Into You” (remix) and she is featured on a song called “My Favorite Part” on Miller’s album “The Divine Feminine.”
Born January 19, 1992; the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native is also known as a producer under the pseudonym Larry Fisherman.
Miller began rapping while still in high school. He went onto become one of the most successful independent artists.
The son of a photographer mom and an architect dad; Miller was raised Jewish. According to hotnewhiphop, his debut album Blue Slide Park debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 without any major label support.
Throughout his short career, he collaborated with the likes of XV, Killer Mike, Smoke DZA, Chevy Woods, 9th Wonder, Slim Thug, French Montana, Meek Mill, Wale, Fabolous, Travis Porter, Big Sean, Justin Bieber, 2 Chainz, Asher Roth, Wiz Khalifa, and more.
The rapper and producer was also a self-taught multi-instrumentalist proficient with drums, bass, guitar and piano.
The tattooed rapper and Ariana called it quits last May and since. Ariana acknowledge in social media that addiction was part of the reason for their split. After their breakup, Miller suffered a car accident and was also arrested in the same month. It is believed he was single at the time of his death.
Last month he was featured in a Rolling Stone article titled ‘Mac Miller Wants You to Know He Is Ok” –in it, he said he had been son secluded that he had no idea what’s hot on the charts. An excerpt of his interview with Rolling Stone reads “Have I done drugs? Yeah. But am I a drug addict? No.”
RIP Mac Miller.