Rapper Mac Miller (real name Malcolm McCormick) died Sept. 7, 2018 at just 26 years old. TMZ reported that a friend called 911 from Miller’s home, but it was too late — the rapper apparently suffered a fatal overdose.
Miller had been open about his struggles with substance abuse, which reportedly contributed to the end of his relationship with pop star Ariana Grande in spring 2018.
After the split, she called the relationship “toxic” on Twitter. “I am not a babysitter or a mother … I have cared for him and tried to support his sobriety & prayed for his balance for years,” she said.
Miller’s family released a statement (via Rolling Stone) that said, in part: “He was a bright light in this world for his family, friends and fans.
Thank you for your prayers.”