By Creative Media Times
Pittsburgh-born rapper, singer and producer Mac Miller died on Friday in Los Angeles of an apparent overdose, various media sources are reporting. He was 26.
The artist, born Malcolm James McCormick, has struggled with substance abuse throughout his career.
In January 2013, Miller admitted to Complex: “I love lean; it’s great. I was not happy and I was on lean very heavy. I was so fucked up all the time it was bad. My friends couldn’t even look at me the same. I was lost.” Last month, he was charged by the Los Angeles Attorney’s Office with a DUI after a car accident in May.
Miller’s debut studio album, Blue Slide Park, was released by Rostrum Records in 2011 and debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart.
Last month, he released his fifth studio album, “Swimming” by REMember Music and Warner Bros. Records. The album debuted at number 3 on Billboard album charts.
This was followed by Watching Movies with the Sound Off (2013), GO:OD AM (2015) and The Divine Feminine (2016). Miller dated singer Ariana Grande for almost two years which culminated into a very public breakup on May of this year. The two have collaborated on the top 10 single “The Way” (2013).
He is also set to embark on a US tour, which was set to begin in San Francisco on October 27. “I just wanna go on tour. The show is going to be special every night. I wish it started tomorrow,” Miller tweeted on Thursday.