Photo Credit: Nicolas Völcker / Der US-amerikanische Rapper Mac Miller beim splash! Festival 20 (2017).

Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller reportedly dead from overdose

September 7, 2018

Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller has reportedly died from an overdose, according to Fox 11.

Miller, real name, Malcolm James McCormick, was from Pittsburgh’s Point Breeze neighborhood and went to Taylor Allderdice High School.

According to reports, Miller was found at around noon on Friday at his home in San Fernando Valley, California. Authorities were alerted by a male friend who called 911.

Wiz Khalifa, another Pittsburgh rapper, tweeted on Friday about Miller’s death.

Miller released his new album “Swimming” on Aug. 3. The Pittsburgh native was scheduled for a nationwide tour later this year with a stop at the Petersen Events Center scheduled in October.

The Pittsburgh rapper struggled with substance abuse since early in his musical career. Miller opened up to media about his substance abuse problems following the release of his 2011 album “Blue Slide Park.” The rapper said that the abuse started after reading poor reviews of his chart-topping album.

“I was not happy and I was on lean very heavy,” Miller added. “I was so f***** up all the time it was bad. My friends couldn’t even look at me the same. I was lost.”

Miller’s death comes only a few months after he and pop singer Ariana Grande ended their relationship. Miller was charged with DUI in May. The rapper wrecked his Mercedez-Benz G Class into a utility pole in Los Angles and fled the scene. Miller was charged with two counts of DUI after he was double the legal limit to drive.

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