According to News Reports, Mac Miller Found Dead at Age 26
According to TMZ, Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller has been found dead at age 26 in his California home of an apparent drug overdose.
Miller was born Malcolm McCormick and began his rap career while a student at Taylor Allderdice High School. His first album Blue Slide Park (with a name inspired by a Frick Park playground and its distinctive slide) debut at #1 on the album charts and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Miller had just released his fifth album, Swimming, last month, and performed a Tiny Desk concert for NPR in conjunction with its release.
Fellow Pittsburgh native Wiz Khalifa tweeted condolences to Miller's family, and other musicians and fans also took to Twitter to pay tribute and express their grief.
Praying for Mac’s family and that he rest easy #pgh #412— Wiz Khalifa (@wizkhalifa) 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