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"Long Live Mac Miller, Rest In Peace We Love You", Jaden Smith tweeted, while Drake wrote "rest easy Mac" on Instagram.

TMZ was the first to report that the "Diablo" rapper was found at his San Fernando Valley home on Friday near noon Pacific time, and was pronounced dead at the scene. TMZ reports Miller was found dead at the scene.

Miller who was set to go on tour later this month has had ongoing issues with substance abuse.

A week later, on May 17, Miller faced DUI and hit-and-run charges after crashing his vehicle into a utility pole in Los Angeles. One fan wrote: "Mac Miller totally his G wagon and getting a DUI after Ariana Grande dumped him for another dude after he poured his heart out on a ten song album to her called the divine feminine is just the most heartbreaking thing happening in Hollywood". He was 26 years old.

At times, Miller's personal life attracted as much - if not more - attention than his professional accomplishments, particularly in the case of his relationship with singer Ariana Grande.

Miller spoke about their breakup in a July interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 on Apple Music, calling the intense scrutiny he faced "stressful". Just last month, the Los Angeles Attorney's Office officially charged the rapper with a DUI stemming from a auto accident in May in the San Fernando Valley.


"I'd rather be the corny white rapper than the drugged-out mess who can't even get out of his house", he said.

Just after 2pm local time Friday a coroner arrived at Miller's Studio City home, and the body was seen being carted out just before 4pm. You inspired me throughout highschool, and I wouldn't be where I was today without you.

His family confirmed his death in a statement, calling the rapper born as Malcolm McCormick "a bright light in this world for his family, friends and fans".

Notable quote: "I just wanna go on tour", Miller tweeted on Thursday.

And he told Complex in 2013 that negative reviews of his 2011 studio album "Blue Slide Park" - which debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 chart - caused him to become addicted to the antihistamine promethazine, also known as "lean".

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson have blocked comments on their Instagram accounts after being targeted by trolls following Mac Miller's death. Grande responded bluntly by saying "shaming / blaming women for a man's inability to keep his shit together is a major problem".


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