Big news out of the world of music Friday as Rapper Mac Miller, born Malcolm James McCormick, passed away. He died Friday at his home in Los Angeles. Early reports say the 26-year-old died from a drug overdose.
Miller, who had just released his latest album in August, did have past substance abuse issues. He was supposed to head out on tour later this year in support of that album.
In 2012, at age 19, Miller rose to fame with his first album “Blue Slide Park.”
Following the news of Miller’s passing several in the music world posted to Twitter about the rapper.
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.
— The Big Day out now (@chancetherapper) September 7, 2018
Rest In Peace to the great soul Mac Miller
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) September 7, 2018
— Jesse McCartney (@JesseMcCartney) September 8, 2018
Unreal. So sad. RIP Mac Miller ❤️
— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) September 7, 2018
I’ve never been this depressed before performing. My heart is broken for Mac Miller and all of my friends that knew and loved him. Rest In Peace angel
— Ari Lennox (@AriLennox) September 8, 2018
Heartbroken to hear the news about Mac Miller. My condolences to his family and loved ones, and I feel blessed to have known him 🙏🏽 https://t.co/4pkwh3AD9x
— Angela Yee (@angelayee) September 8, 2018
Mac miller RIP x
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) September 8, 2018