Mac Miller: Dead at 26

By Bandook - September 8, 2018

Mac Miller: Dead at 26

Rapper-producer Mac Miller has passed away at his Los Angeles home, aged 26. Cause of death, at this point is being reported as an “apparent drug overdose”.

“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. Please respect our privacy. There are no further details as to the cause of his death at this time,” his family said in a statement.

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An artist who was rather public about his struggles with substance abuse, Mac’s death comes weeks before he was expected to kick off a major United States tour. His most recent album titled Swimming was released last month.

The rapper’s personal life was a subject of most scrutiny, especially his two-year relationship with singer Ariana Grande, which ended in May. “Of course, I didn’t share about how hard or scary it was while it was happening but it was,” she wrote in May. “I will continue to pray from the bottom of my heart that he figures it all out.”

Friends from the industry remembered him…

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Today is a bad dream. Thank you Mac. For being a visionary. A smiling, laughing, kindhearted individual. Thank you for being the soundtrack to my high school years. For giving me songs I knew every single word to and screamed at the top of my lungs in my first car the year I got my license. Thank you for giving me punchlines and inside jokes with my best friends. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being such a good friend to Gerald. For making millions of people happy even when you were suffering. Check on your friends. Please. Call them. Tell them you love them. Be a resource that comes with no judgment. Let your friends unfold without feeling like they are burdening you. Rest easy, Mac. We love you so so so very much.

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Such a genuine person. Brilliant sense of humor. A true artist. Your spirit is what impressed me the most. The energy you brought to any space you were in. Contagious. You reached out to me at times when others didn’t. You were human. And we shared the same disease. A disease that is out to kill us, and when left untreated eventually will. I’m shaken. Shaken that someone who had such a light can be taken from this world so easily. It could have been me too many times to count. On the surface people that appear to have it all, are not exempt from the gravity and cunning nature of this disease. If you’re in the midst of addiction tell someone what’s going on. Don’t be a secret. Go to a 12 step meeting. Introduce yourself and you’ll be greeted with love and understanding from people that are fighting the same battle. Surrender. There are many paths, but it’s the only thing that has worked for me. I’m scared. Scared of how real this all is. Life and death. Beyond sad. Such a beautiful soul. Sending love to family, friends and everyone whose life was better because of your presence on this earth. Rest In Peace Mac 💔

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You were the first person I met when I moved here . U let me come over everyday and be whoever I wanted . showed up for me in ways I can never express or repay . my gratitude is infinite. the first person to believe in me and make stuff w me. Record me all day n eat them nasty ass ham sandwiches . Introduced me to the coolest ppl I’ve ever met . showed me how to play gadgets I never seen before . I swam in my clothes once n u gave me pink polo pajamas to change into instead of something ugly ….u too fucking real . Forever a genuine friend . the most kind supportive person Ever around . I love you so much Malcolm! Ur a LIGHT !! I dunno know what happened between our last convo and now but man I just pray your peaceful and moving light speed to wherever ur sposed to be …I’ll never let you dim in my mind or spirit !! never EVER Never stop honoring u!! !Promise to spread ur light forever !!… can’t believe this is real .. I wanna be in an alternate dimension . Bill Murray movies on deck❤️🙏🏾😔 #longlivelarryfisherman

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My first day on tour in Australia I saw Mac in the lobby .. he was having a small fling with one of my dancers and asked her to dye his hair pink before tour started.. and then he wrote this dope song called pink bathwater (one of thousand songs you probably will never hear) . He drank whiskey at major lazer after-party is til 4 am.. went back to festival at midday .. played piano like Mozart with the sun blazing down on him.. throw up on stage . Cry a bit, rap some more then pass out in the grass and text me a few hours like where we going next .. next five years I see this guy everywhere .. best people I could always count on.. we made a lot of music in my first studio in Burbank.. he kept getting better and better .. this dude lived so hard was so amazing and talented and still extremely missunderstood.. another video is me and @skrillex on New year's Eve at MSG and Mac just came out at midnight like he was he headliner in his Riddler suit. Fuck I couldn't stop laughing .. he was always there in the middle of the best moments .. and if there wasn't a vibe he created it and made the room brighter .. he radiated positivity, but there wasn't a balance.. the other side was he was deeply insecure and always found substitution for what was missing in his life .. For a second think about the people around you and make sure they are always aware of the love .. don't take a second forgranted. They might need you and you don't even notice it because your too busy .. 💔 .. always gonna love you Mac

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