The rapper reportedly died of an apparent overdose.
Mac Miller has died at the age of 26.
According to TMZ, he passed away from an apparent overdose on Friday, September 7. He was found at noon inside his San Fernando Valley home and pronounced dead at the scene.
"Malcolm McCormick, known and adored by fans as Mac Miller, has tragically passed away at the age of 26," his family said in a statement to Rolling Stone. "He was a bright light in this world for his family, friends and fans. Thank you for your prayers. Please respect our privacy. There are no further details as to the cause of his death at this time."
Real name Malcolm James McCormick, Miller began his career as part of the group The Ill Spoken, before releasing a number of mixtapes. He dropped his first album in 2011, "Blue Slide Park," which reached #1 on the charts. He'd go on to release four additional albums before his death and was scheduled to begin a tour next month.
Miller also produced and was featured on Ariana Grande's hit 2013 single, "The Way." The two went public with their relationship in 2016, before splitting earlier this year.
He struggled with substance abuse, crashing his G-Wagon into a utility pole in May before getting arrested for DUI and a hit and run.
Grande made it clear his substance abuse issues were part of the reason they split. After someone on Twitter blamed her for his downward spiral, she responded, "How absurd that you minimize female self-respect and self-worth by saying someone should stay in a toxic relationship."
"I am not a babysitter or a mother and no woman should feel that they need to be. I have cared for him and tried to support his sobriety and prayed for him for years," she added at the time. "I will continue to pray from the bottom of my heart that he figured it all out and that any other woman in this position does as well."
In July, he responded to her surprising engagement to Pete Davidson by saying he was "happy" she was "moving forward with her life."
"It's strange. Like, the whole thing is a little strange but it's not negative," Miller said. "It's just a part of something that's going to continue to help make me who I am. You know, it's all positive energy. I am happy for her and moving forward with her life just as I'm sure she is with me."
Grande posted a picture of Miller to her Instagram Saturday afternoon. Although she didn't caption the photo, her feet are featured in the pic, below.
Following his death, fellow musicians and celebrity fans have taken to social media to pay tribute to the late performer.
God fucking dammit. You were such an incredible person. You changed so many lives. Had so much love in your heart. You inspired me throughout highschool, and I wouldn't be where I was today without you. Never a more kind and sincere and beautiful person. I fucking love you mac.— Beerbongs & Bentleys (@PostMalone) September 7, 2018
So sad u gone home young Mac I had to post this to smile and think about the good Time we had on the set of this movie man god bless ya family. Pittsburg we lost a real one today 🌟 @macmiller 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/AZkqUlhm1V— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) 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
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
Its so crazy cause earl literally hit me up this morning him and vince were real friebds I met at a pivotal time in my life through mac. This shit hurts so bad. If you love someone male sure u tell em— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) September 7, 2018
Rest In Peace Mac Miller and deepest sympathy to his family. This is a very sad day.— Joel Madden (@JoelMadden) September 7, 2018
rest easy macaroni— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) September 8, 2018
Mac I Love You! You were a huge inspiration on my come up. Thank you for the countless hours of fun listening to your music with my homies! This has me so fucked up! You will be missed and always remembered #KIDS— Young Sinatra (@Logic301) September 7, 2018
Long Live Mac Miller, Rest In Peace We Love You— Jaden Smith (@officialjaden) September 7, 2018
this hurts my heart man RIP bro @MacMiller— Khalid (@thegreatkhalid) September 7, 2018
I can’t believe this shit man— Khalid (@thegreatkhalid) September 7, 2018
Rest In Peace to the great soul Mac Miller— J. Cole (@JColeNC) September 7, 2018
This is a message for anybody in this game that’s going through something. If you don’t feel right, if you feel you have a substance problem, if you need a ear to vent to. If you uncomfortable talking to people around you. Please reach out to me.— J. Cole (@JColeNC) September 7, 2018
I’m in total disbelief right now 💔— Normani (@Normani) September 7, 2018
Unreal. So sad. RIP Mac Miller ❤️— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) September 7, 2018
rip Mac Miller :(— KSI (@KSIOlajidebt) September 7, 2018
So sad to hear the news about @MacMiller. Such a talented artist. My condolences go out to his family and loved ones 🙏 RIP— Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton) September 7, 2018
This was my favorite song back in 2013. Rip MAC Miller 💔 pic.twitter.com/wuBEfNCVoN— Skai Jackson ♡ (@skaijackson) September 7, 2018
Praying for Mac’s family and that he rest easy 🙏🏽👼🏽 #pgh #412— Wiz Khalifa (@wizkhalifa) September 7, 2018
Devastating news to hear about another young person overdosing...this time losing their life. RIP Mac Miller, gone far too soon. 🙏🏼😓— Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice) September 7, 2018
Met Mac Miller back in 2012. Super sweet guy. So many lives lost to mental health and addiction. Please reach out for help if you or someone you know is struggling. There are people here for you.— Nev Schulman (@NevSchulman) September 7, 2018
I never met Mac Miller but was a fan of his spirit. Seeing this tweet and then listening to this song today is heart breaking. Its so sad. x https://t.co/JwopG6JnWv— James Corden (@JKCorden) September 7, 2018
I am so deeply saddened to hear of the passing of @MacMiller. Sending love and light to all of his friends, family and fans.— Bebe Rexha (@BebeRexha) 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
R.I.P Mac Miller really sad news 😢— Aaron Carter (@aaroncarter) September 7, 2018
im at a loss for words. we lost an inspiration to fans and many musicians. youre a musical icon forever. Rest in Peace Mac Miller 🖤 pic.twitter.com/SdHC73GCd3— Noah Cyrus (@noahcyrus) September 7, 2018
#RIPMacMiller you were a super nice, funny and warm dude and I really enjoyed the time we got to hang together in the studio… Pittsburgh for life man, you will be missed. @MacMiller pic.twitter.com/dvcVytfKpF— Ryan Tedder (@RyanTedder) September 7, 2018
Mac, I️ don’t have words. Only gratitude 🙏🏽— Noah centineo (@noahcent) September 7, 2018
RIP Mac 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻— Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) September 7, 2018
NOOO! I do not wanna believe my brother is dead! I cannot take this anymore, life is too short...I just know you’re now in a better place now than this place we call Earth @MacMiller ...I love you bro, and will miss youu 😭— Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) September 7, 2018
Damn... Rest In Peace, Mac Miller. My heart breaks for his family and friends. 💔— MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris) September 7, 2018
I can’t keep losing friends like this...I wish I spent more time with you these past weeks...I’m so sorry... rip MAC...you wrote the soundtrack to my college years and I’m so happy I got to know you...this sucks this really really sucks.— CHARLIE PUTH (@charlieputh) September 7, 2018
I WILL MISS YOU SO MUCH— Kehlani (@Kehlani) September 7, 2018
I FUCKING LOVE YOU DUDE
Damn RIP Mac Miller :(— DJ Pauly D (@DJPaulyD) September 7, 2018
Rip Mac miller— Diplo ⚡️ (@diplo) September 7, 2018
Mac miller omg no man this years crazy RIP. Devastated.— Romell Henry (@RomellHenryTgf) September 7, 2018
Say it ain’t soooo. @MacMiller ........ my heart is broken. RIP.— DJ BONICS (@DJBonics) September 7, 2018
Rest Easy @MacMiller aka MAC Meezy. Can’t believe I’m typing this. This one hurt bad..you really like a brother to me. I’ll never forget you bro, You will live forever. 🤦🏽♂️🙏🏽— Casey Veggies (@CaseyVeggies) September 7, 2018
This is sad! 💛 @MacMiller prayers up for his family & friends! 🙏🏽— DeJa (@DeJLoaf) September 7, 2018
Completely devastated and heart broken I’m at a loss for words mac you were like a brother to me and were there for me in the hardest of times, especially this summer. I can’t believe this is real. 💔— G-Eazy (@G_Eazy) September 7, 2018