Pittsburgh Native Rapper Mac Miller Dead Of Apparent Overdose
TMZ reports that Miller was found in his San Fernando Valley home on Friday and was pronounced dead at the scene.
In May, he was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and hit and run after allegedly crashing into a power pole and fleeing the scene.
Earlier this year, his longtime girlfriend, Ariana Grande, ended their relationship, reportedly due to Miller’s drug use. “Pls take care of yourself,” Grande tweeted after Miller’s arrest in May.
In a recent profile for Vulture, the rapper opened up about his struggles with addiction over the years, something he’s rapped about frankly in his music:
“I used to rap super openly about really dark shit,” he says of that time in his life and artistry and the mark it has left on the way audiences connect the facts of his life with the themes of his music, “because that’s what I was experiencing at the time. That’s fine, that’s good, that’s life. It should be all the emotions.”
Miller released his fifth album, Swimming, in August, and was set to embark on a supporting tour beginning in October.
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