Rapper Mac Miller has reportedly died of an overdose at the age of 26, according to TMZ.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Mac was found Friday at around noon at his San Fernando Valley home and was pronounced dead at the scene. Miller has had trouble recently with substance abuse … in the wake of his breakup with Ariana Grande. The rapper wrecked his G-Wagon by wrapping it around a utility pole back in May and was arrested for DUI and hit and run. He fled the scene but cops say he later confessed at his home. He blew 2 times the legal limit.
‘Swimming’, Miller’s fifth studio album was just released a month earlier and debuted at number three on the Billboard 200. Miller had just been preparing to embark on a U.S. tour. It was set to kick off on October 27th in San Francisco.
“I just wanna go on tour,” he tweeted on Thursday. “The show is going to be special every night. I wish it started tomorrow.”
Miller was recently charged with a DUI after crashing his car into a power pole in Los Angeles. Shortly after the crash, ex-girlfriend Ariana Grande posted a statement about their former relationship, writing that she had “cared for him and tried to support his sobriety” yet was no longer able to support his struggle with addiction. Her statement on Twitter:
I am not a babysitter or a mother and no woman should feel that they need to be. I have cared for him and tried to support his sobriety and prayed for his balance for years (and always will of course) but shaming/blaming women for a man’s inability to keep his shit together is a very major problem. Let’s please stop doing that.
Stay tuned to GSM for further updates.