American rapper Mac Miller was found dead at in his home in California reported the news media channel TMZ.
Miller was found in his residence in the San Fernando Valley, located in the northern part of Los Angeles, and TMZ reported that an overdose was the cause of death of the artist, although for now there is no official confirmation.
The rapper released last August 3 his latest album, “Swimming”, and was going to begin his album tour in San Francisco on October, 27th.
Born on January 19, 1992 in Pittsburgh, Malcolm McCormick (real name), caught the attention of the industry with his 2010 mixtape “KIDS: Kickin’ Incredibly Dope Shit”.
The 26 year old was the son of Karen Meyers, a photographer, and Mark McCormick, an architect. His father is Christian and his mother is Jewish. Miller was raised a Jew, had a Bar Mitzvah, celebrated Jewish holidays, and defined himself as “the coolest Jewish rapper,” according to the internet magazine HipHopDX.
His first album hit the market a year later labeled “Blue Slide Park,” which reached the top of the Billboard 200 list.
In 2014 he released “Faces”, a mixtape in which he addressed his personal problems with drug use.
“I used to rap in a super open way about really dark shit,” the artist confessed when talking about that time in a report published by Vulture magazine.
“Because that’s what I was experiencing at the time. Okay, that’s good, that’s life. It should be all emotions,” he added.
Miller often spoke about the pressure he experienced as an artist, the dangers of fame and the inability to control the public image when you’re a celebrity.
“Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe it’s just a game I haven’t managed to play. But it just seems exhausting to be always fighting for something, always fighting for what you think your image should be. You’re never going to be able to make yourself understood. It’s never going to be real. No one is really going to know me,” he said.
The rapper starred in the reality show “Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family” for MTV.
Miller was Ariana Grande’s boyfriend for nearly two years, but the relationship ended last May.
Grande got engaged in June to comedian Pete Davidson after a few weeks of dating.
Miller crashed his car in May, an incident for which he was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.