The Brief: Mac Miller, the popular rapper has died.
On September 7, 2018, Mac Miller was found dead in his San Fernando Valley home of an apparent drug overdose, TMZ reported. The Pittsburg rapper has publicly struggled with substance abuse and mental illness for years. His death came a month after the release album Swimming. Mac Miller was 26 years old.
Friends, collaborators, and fans have expressed their sadness and condolences online.
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
Praying for Mac’s family and that he rest easy 🙏🏽👼🏽 #pgh #412
— Wiz Khalifa (@wizkhalifa) September 7, 2018
May his soul rest easy and I only wish for peace for his family and loved ones. Music is eternal and his name will forever live on through his family and fans. Thank you again for shining a light during the dark times, rest in peace to Malcom McCormick.
LONG LIVE MAC MILLER. pic.twitter.com/KLHyMzbcq0
— David Mancuso (@yoMancuso) September 7, 2018
Long Live Mac Miller, Rest In Peace We Love You
— Jaden Smith (@officialjaden) September 7, 2018
Unreal. So sad. RIP Mac Miller ❤️
— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) September 7, 2018
I’m so saddened to hear about @MacMiller☹️😩 such a kind spirit Sending prayers for strength for his family & friends & fans during this difficult time🙏🏾
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) September 7, 2018