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Rapper Mac Miller Dies at 26

Miller was supposed to start touring next month

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    Rapper Mac Miller Dies

    Rapper Mac Miller died of an apparent overdose at his San Fernando Valley home. Patrick Healy reports for the NBC4 News on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. (Published Friday, Sept. 7, 2018)

    Mac Miller, the rapper, singer and record producer behind songs "Self Care" and "Smile Back," has died, according to multiple published reports. He was 26.

    Miller was found dead at his home in Studio City, California, of a possible drug overdose, two law enforcement sources told NBC News

    The Pittsburgh native, whose real name is Malcolm McCormick, had a difficult year. In May 2018, Miller was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after crashing his Mercedes-Benz into a pole. That same month, Miller also split from pop star Ariana Grande.

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    When announcing their breakup, Grande had previously said that Miller was "one of my best friends in the whole world and favorite people on the planet," adding: 

    "I respect and adore him endlessly and am grateful to have him in my life in any form, at all times regardless of how our relationship changes or what the universe holds for each of us!"

    Miller recently tweeted the singer in support of her new single "No Tears Left To Cry," saying he was "very proud of this girl."

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    Rapper Mac Miller was found dead in his California apartment Friday, according to multiple published reports. The rapper had been open about his substance abuse issues in his music and was arrested on suspicion of DUI in May after he crashed his car. He split with his girlfriend Ariana Grande that same month, and she cited his substance abuse problems as an issue. Miller, who was set to go on tour next month, was 26.

    (Published Friday, Sept. 7, 2018)

    After a suicide bomber killed 22 concert-goers at an Ariana Grande performance in Manchester, U.K., in 2017, Miller canceled several of his own performances to be with his then-girlfriend when she returned to the states.

    Grande cited Miller's substance abuse problem as the reason for their breakup after two years of dating. 

    Fellow musicians tweeted tributes to the late star.

    At one time, President Trump threatened to sue Miller over the 2011 hit song “Donald Trump” after the rapper gave a critical interview of Trump.

    Miller was supposed to start touring next month in promotion of his album, "Swimming," which was released on Aug. 3. 

    On Saturday, the Los Angeles County Coroner's office deferred the cause of death pending additional investigation.

    The death was first reported by TMZ.