Rapper Mac Miller dies in Los Angeles at age 26; Musicians pay tribute on Twitter
Mac Miller is a rapper from Pittsburgh whose debut album topped the charts in 2011. Reports suggest that Rapper Mac Miller died on Friday in Los Angeles because of an apparent drug overdose.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office said that he was found unresponsive at his house in the Studio City neighborhood and pronounced dead there.
Miller, whose real name was Malcolm McCormick, had discussed in media interviews and rap lyrics, his use of drugs, particularly the misuse of prescription cough syrup.
His family confirmed his death and said that he was, “a bright light in this world for his family, friends and fans.”
Hollywood musicians took to Twitter to express their condolences to him.
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
Never had the chance to meet Mac Miller but was a huge fan of his music. Our prayers go out to his family and friends. And for those struggling with addiction or know someone who is, please seek help you are not alone these things don’t just get better
— THE CHAINSMOKERS (@TheChainsmokers) September 7, 2018
Unreal. So sad. RIP Mac Miller ❤️
— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) September 7, 2018
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