Mac Miller dead at 26

The world mourns the death of another great artist

Rapper, singer and record producer Mac Miller, who suffered from substance abuse and depression for years, tragically passed away at the age of 26 on Friday in his Studio City home, following an apparent drug overdose, family confirms.

The Pittsburgh native rapper, whose real name was Malcolm James McCormick, talked about his addiction in FADER’s documentary, “Mac Miller – Stopped Making Excuses,” published in early 2016.

“I’d rather be the corny white rapper than the drugged-out mess that can’t even get out of his house. Overdosing is just not cool. There’s no legendary romance. You don’t go down in history because you overdosed. You just die,” Miller said in the candid interview.

Miller dropped his fifth album “Swimming” just a month ago. It debuted at the top three on the US Billboard 200, and might be the most impactful album of his whole career.

The music world mourns the heartbreaking death of another great artist who was at the peak of his career. A lesson that’s circuling the internet among fans is to not wait for people to die to show your love for them. Love them now.

If you or someone you know is in need of help, please contact the SAMHSA substance abuse helpline at 1-800-662-HELP.