Photo Credit: Vickey Ford for Okayplayer
Celebrities Respond to Mac Miller's Sudden Death
A sad day in hip-hop.
Mac Miller has died at age 26 of an apparent overdose.
According to a report in TMZ, the Pittsburgh rapper was found dead Friday afternoon in his San Fernando Valley home
Miller, née Malcolm James McCormick, has been battling substance abuse prior to his reported overdose. The artist was charged with a DUI after crashing his car in Los Angeles this past May.
The rapper and singer was also a noted record producer working under the pseudonym Larry Fisherman. He released his debut studio album Blue Slide Park in 2011. The album debuted at no. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, making it the first independently distributed debut album to do so since Tha Dogg Pound's 1995 album, Dogg Food.
His fifth studio album, Swimming, was just released on August 3 and the death comes as a tragic surprise to fans, critics, and celebs alike. Miller's industry peers took to Twitter to express their condolences and share their memories with the artist.
\u201cThis is a message for anybody in this game that\u2019s going through something. If you don\u2019t feel right, if you feel you have a substance problem, if you need a ear to vent to. If you uncomfortable talking to people around you. Please reach out to me.\u201d— J. Cole (@J. Cole) 1536355277
\u201cIts so crazy cause earl literally hit me up this morning him and vince were real friebds I met at a pivotal time in my life through mac. This shit hurts so bad. If you love someone male sure u tell em\u201d— Chance The Rapper (@Chance The Rapper) 1536353277
\u201cMac was one of the nicest, coolest dudes man. This is sad man.\u201d— Plug 5. (@Plug 5.) 1536352229
\u201cI\u2019m so saddened to hear about @MacMiller\u2639\ufe0f\ud83d\ude29 such a kind spirit Sending prayers for strength for his family & friends & fans during this difficult time\ud83d\ude4f\ud83c\udffe\u201d— Missy Elliott (@Missy Elliott) 1536354952
\u201c\ud83d\ude14 \ud83d\ude4f\ud83c\udfff #RIP @MacMiller\u201d— King Push (@King Push) 1536354248
\u201cLove you brother. you gave so much to this world. Rest easy Malcolm.\u201d— The Internet (@The Internet) 1536353105
\u201cPraying for Mac\u2019s family and that he rest easy \ud83d\ude4f\ud83c\udffd\ud83d\udc7c\ud83c\udffd #pgh #412\u201d— Wiz Khalifa (@Wiz Khalifa) 1536351457
\u201cTHE MAN WAS TOO GENEROUS ! HE EXTENDED HIS HOME TO ALL OF US . PEACE TO THE MILLER FAMILY AND THE WHOLE EXTENDED FAMILY. WE HURTIN \ud83d\ude22\ud83d\ude22\ud83d\ude22\ud83d\ude22\ud83d\ude22\ud83d\ude22\ud83d\ude22\u201d— thebe kgositsile (@thebe kgositsile) 1536355412
\u201cMy fucking heart is broken. Don\u2019t believe what the bullshit internet tells you either. My brother was as happy as I\u2019ve ever seen him. Whatever lead to this was not cuz he was in a dark place. I love you forever man. I\u2019m so fucking sorry\u201d— E. Dan (@E. Dan) 1536352819
Miller had planned to launch a tour for his new album at the end of October.