This afternoon, TMZ reported that Pittsburgh native rapper Mac Miller died Friday of an apparent overdose. Law enforcement sources told TMZ that Miller was pronounced dead Friday at noon at his home in San Fernando Valley.
Miller had just released his fifth studio album, Swimming, a month earlier and debuted at number three on the Billboard 200. His debut studio album, Blue Slide Park, hit the charts at number one in 2011 and was the first indie album to debut at number one since 1995. Throughout his career, Miller was open about his struggles with addiction and anxiety.
An outpouring of love for Miller from celebrities, fans, and industry-mates flooded social media since the initial report. See some of the their reactions below.
I dont know what to say Mac Miller took me on my second tour ever. But beyond helping me launch my career he was one of the sweetest guys I ever knew. Great man. I loved him for real. Im completely broken. God bless him.
If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, don’t hesitate to contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration national helpline for support.