TMZ.com reported Friday, September 7, 2018, that rapper Mac Miller has died from a drug overdose at the age of 26. According to the report, Miller was found at around noon in his California home.
Miller became a prominent rapper in 2007 at age 15 with his first mixtape, “But My Mackin’ Ain’t Easy.” His mixtape “Best Day Ever” featured hit tracks “Donald Trump,” “Wear My Hat” and “All Around the World.” He then released five studio albums, with the 2011 release of “Blue Side Park” debuting at No. 1 on the BIllboard 200.
Miller had a history of substance use. Earlier this year, he was arrested for drunk driving and received a hit-and-run charge after he allegedly struck a power pole with his vehicle and fled the scene. The arrest came just a few days following his breakup with popular singer and songwriter Ariana Grande, whom Miller dated for almost two years.
According to the TMZ report, Miller’s 2014 album “Faces” includes numerous references to his own drug use. In 2016, Miller talked to Rolling Stone about his efforts to remain sober. According to an article on Billboard, the rapper also used drugs to deal with criticism the album “Blue Side Park” received.
This story is developing.
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