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Rapper Mac Miller Dies at 26

Fellow hip-hop artists mourn rapper and producer

Last Updated: September 7, 2018 @ 5:00 PM

Rapper Mac Miller has died at age 26, the Los Angeles coroner’s office confirmed Friday.

Miller, whose real name is Malcolm James McCormick, was found around noon at his home in the San Fernando Valley, TMZ reported Friday. Miller’s rep did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for information.

Miller released a new album, “Swimming,” on August 3, and he was planning a tour set to begin October 27 in San Francisco. His latest music video, for the track “Self Care,” was released in July.

Miller had struggled with substance abuse in the past, and told Rolling Stone in August that he was putting all that behind him. “If a bunch of people think I am a huge drug addict, OK. Cool. What can I really do? Go talk to all those people and be like ‘Naw man, it’s really not that simple? Have I done drugs? Yeah. But am I a drug addict? No.”

The rapper was arrested with DUI charges in May, according to a local CBS affiliate. Of the DUI, he told Rolling Stone, “I loaded the gun for them.”

“I got into that s—. That’s my mistake. What does that specific event mean for my whole character? That’s a different conversation,” he continued. “But people are going to draw their own conclusions. And I have a past history with that shit, so they’re going to naturally assume that that means I’m back going through it. I can’t change it. I’m not going to lose sleep over it, though. I’d rather just continue living my life and see where that goes.”

Miller’s contemporaries in the music industry were quick to voice their sadness over his loss.

Some fans noted that Miller’s “Self Care” video features the rapper in coffin. “The video takes on a new meaning,” one fan wrote on Twitter.

TMZ was first to report the news.