Mac Miller: 1992-2018

Rapper Mac Miller died earlier today in his San Fernando home from an apparent overdose. He was 26.

Pittsburgh-native Miller, real name Malcolm James McCormick, just released his fifth studio album, Swimming, in early August and was getting ready to set out on a North American tour in support of the record this October.

In 2011, his debut record Blue Slide Park entered the Billboard charts at No. 1, becoming the first independently distributed album to top the charts since 1995. He went on to release Watching Movies with the Sound Off, GO:OD AM, and The Divine Feminine, all well-received records that each broke the top 5 on the U.S. charts.

Miller has struggled with substance abuse in the past and has been open about this issue in his music, particularly his 2014 mixtape Faces. 

Earlier this year, Miller was involved in a car accident while under the influence, later telling Beats 1’s Zane Lowe that the event was a sort of wake up call for him, saying, “It was the best thing that could have happened. Best thing that could have happened. I needed that. I needed to run into that light pole and literally like have the whole thing stop.”

Celebrities and fellow musicians have already started to express their grief and share their memories of Miller on social media.