American Rapper Mac Miller Dead At 26 Of Apparent Overdose
- American rapper Mac Miller has been found dead at his California home, a Los Angeles coroner has confirmed.
"The music artist known as Mac Miller died today in his Studio City home," the LA County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner said in a statement.
"In the late morning of September 7, Malcolm McCormick was found unresponsive.... authorities were called and Miller was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:51 (18:51 GMT).
"At this time, an autopsy is pending and a cause of death has not been determined."
But media reports say the 26-year-old, who was open about his substance abuse, died from an apparent overdose.
He was "a bright light in this world for his family, friends and fans." his family said, in a statement confirming his death.
In his final tweets posted on Thursday (September 6th), the rapper promoted the North American tour he was set to embark on next month.
Malcolm James McCormick, aka Mac Miller debuted with the mixtape "But My Mackin' Ain't Easy" in 2007.
Originally, he was known as EZ Mac, he changed his stage name to Mac Miller.
Since then, he had released five studio albums, "Blue Slide Park" (2011), "Watching Movies with the Sound Off" (2013), "GO:OD AM" (2015), "The Divine Feminine" (2016) and "Swimming" (2018).
2016's "The Divine Feminine", a naive but affecting (and occasionally too-graphic) concept album about what he called "the feminine energy of the planet," but which many took to be a tribute to his partner, Ariana Grande.
In music, and in his interviews, he was open about his addictions. He said he became addicted to a combination of promethazine and codeine known as "purple drank" or "lean" which he began taking to manage the stress he was enduring during his Macadelic Tour in 2012.
Latest album "Swimming" documented his ongoing struggles with substance abuse.
The halting vocals and fractured, subdued production made it clear he was suffering.
- source : BBC