Pittsburgh rapper and producer Mac Miller has been found dead in his San Fernando home, reportedly of a drug overdose. He was 26 years old.
Born Malcolm James McCormick, the rapper first signed an independent deal with Rostrum Records in 2010 before becoming big in the mixtape game, with releases like K.I.D.S, Best Day Ever, Macadelic and Faces. Miller just came off the release of his fifth studio album, Swimming, in early August, following 2011’s Blue Slide Park, 2013’s Watching Movies With the Sound Off, 2015’s G.O.O.D. A.M. and 2016’s The Divine Feminine. He also produced music under the pseudonyms Larry Fisherman and Delusional Thomas.
Miller had long been open about his substance abuse issues, playing a large part in projects like Faces. In 2013, he developed an addiction to promethazine and codeine. In May 2018, Miller was given a DUI after getting in a car accident. At the time of his death, Miller was preparing to head out on tour alongside Thundercat and J.I.D., in support of Swimming.
We will remain on the lookout for more information following Miller’s death.