Mac Miller, a rapper and producer who began his rise in the music industry in his late teens, has died, his family tells CNN.
On Friday (September 7), TMZ reported that Miller had passed away after suffering an alleged overdose in his San Fernando Valley home. When medic arrived Miller was pronounced dead on the scene.
This statement pushes the reasoning for Miller's substance abuse directly onto Grande, even though he has been open about his struggles with drug and alcohol abuse since before the two became a couple.
He had allegedly wrecked his Mercedes-Benz G Class vehicle by slamming into a utility pole, and fled the scene of the crash. Miller had skyrocketed to fame eight years ago with the release of his mixtape, "K.I.D.S. (Kickin' Incredibly Dope S--)", which earned him a contract with Rostrum Records.
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"This is one of my best friends in the whole world and favorite people on the planet Malcolm McCormick", the 24-year-old "Sweetener" singer wrote at the time, sharing a snap of the pair holding hands.
There were no details on the cause of his death.
Miller was arrested on DUI and hit-and-run charges in Los Angeles in May.
Miller and Grande broke up earlier this year, after dating for two years, according to media reports.
On Friday, fans, friends, and celebrities rushed to Twitter to express their condolences and sadness over Miller's passing. I can not take this anymore, life is too short...
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'So I went through about everything.At one point weed didn't relax me from everything, it made me more paranoid about all this s**t happening.
Miller released his first studio album, "Blue Slide Park", in 2011 after a series of popular mixtapes.
Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson have blocked comments on their Instagram accounts after being targeted by trolls following Mac Miller's death. "I have cared for him and tried to support his sobriety and prayed for his balance for years (and always will of course) but shaming/blaming women for a man's inability to keep his s- together is a very major problem".
A neighbour said Miller would wave to children in the street and they were shocked by his death.
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