"You were such an incredible person."
US rapper Mac Miller, aka Malcolm James McCormick, has passed away aged 26 of an apparent overdose.
Miller’s label, Warner Music, confirmed the news via Twitter, while TMZ reports the artist was found in his San Fernando Valley home on Friday by a friend.
His family have since released a statement to TMZ: "Malcolm McCormick, known and adored by fans as Mac Miller, has tragically passed away at the age of 26. He was a bright light in this world for his family, friends and fans. Thank you for your prayers."
Warner said they were “deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic news of the untimely passing of Mac Miller.”
“We join all of his fans across the globe in extending our thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.”
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The news follows Miller’s ongoing struggles with substance abuse, with the rapper crashing his car into a utility pole and being arrested for driving under the influence back in May.
Miller’s last album, Swimming, was released last month.
So sad u gone home young Mac I had to post this to smile and think about the good Time we had on the set of this movie man god bless ya family. Pittsburg we lost a real one today 🌟 @macmiller 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/AZkqUlhm1V— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) September 7, 2018
Rest In Peace to the great soul Mac Miller— J. Cole (@JColeNC) September 7, 2018
I dont know what to say Mac Miller took me on my second tour ever. But beyond helping me launch my career he was one of the sweetest guys I ever knew. Great man. I loved him for real. Im completely broken. God bless him.— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) September 7, 2018
Rest in your peace Mac Miller.— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) September 7, 2018
Always exuded so much kindness and goodness.
Thank you for sharing your gifts with us all.
God fucking dammit. You were such an incredible person. You changed so many lives. Had so much love in your heart. You inspired me throughout highschool, and I wouldn't be where I was today without you. Never a more kind and sincere and beautiful person. I fucking love you mac.— Post Malone (@PostMalone) September 7, 2018
I’m so saddened to hear about @MacMiller☹️😩 such a kind spirit Sending prayers for strength for his family & friends & fans during this difficult time🙏🏾— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) September 7, 2018
Praying for Mac’s family and that he rest easy 🙏🏽👼🏽 #pgh #412— Wiz Khalifa (@wizkhalifa) September 7, 2018