MUSIC -- Rapper Mac Miller is dead at the age of 26. His voice and his words will live on in his talented works he leaves behind.
CNN reported: Rapper Mac Miller dies at 26 01:39
Miller's family statement made 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."
"Mac was a hugely gifted and inspiring artist, with a pioneering spirit and a sense of humor that touched everyone he met," Tom Corson, co-chairman and COO of Warner Bros. Records, Miller's label, said in a statement. "Mac's death is a devastating loss and cuts short a life and a talent of huge potential, where the possibilities felt limitless. We join all of his fans across the globe in extending our thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.
Miller talked about his quest for sobriety in a 2016 Vogue profile, saying, "I'm just changing how I live life, my state of mind...When you first get sober you feel like a superhero. You feel real emotion because you've been suppressing it forever. It's so much easier to navigate what's important."
The day before his death, VULTURE published an article about Miller:
PROFILE SEPT. 6, 2018
"The Perfectionist Mac Miller is finally making the music he’s always wanted to make
By Craig Jenkins@CraigSJ
In A profile article published the day before his death by Vulture, Miller said, "I used to rap super openly about really dark sh-- because that's what I was experiencing at the time. That's fine, that's good, that's life. It should be all the emotions."
Iit's been reported that Miller had died was an apparent overdose, neither statement included comment on the cause of his death. (According to a CNN source, the Los Angeles coroner's office will conduct an investigation into Miller's death.)