Rapper Mac Miller dead at 26

Tragic Ariana Grande's rapper ex Mac Miller dies of a drug overdose aged 26 on Friday

Tragic Ariana Grande's rapper ex Mac Miller dies of a drug overdose aged 26 on Friday

ET can confirm that the rapper died at age 26 on Friday, and some fans were quick to blame Grande - who announced her split from Miller in May after almost two years together - for his sudden death.

Los Angeles County coroner's spokeswoman Sarah Ardalani says the 26-year-old Miller - whose real name was Malcolm McCormick - was found unresponsive in his home in the Studio City section of Los Angeles and declared dead shortly before noon Friday.

Miller, an American singer, died Friday night of an apparent drug overdose, according to TMZ, which added that a friend of the rapper had called authorities to his home in San Fernando Valley where, upon arrival, he was pronounced dead. "There are no further details as to the cause of his death at this time".

Miller's most commercially successful album was his 2011 Blue Side Park which topped the charts.

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Meanwhile, Miller's family has issued a statement about his death. Love and prayers to his family and friends.

News of Miller's passing comes just four months after he was arrested and charged with a DUI. I'm a human being.

Chance the Rapper also paid tribute to Miller, acknowledging that Miller took him on his second tour, saying "I don't know what to say Mac Miller took me on my second tour ever".

In the past, many people had blamed Grande for Miller's reported substance abuse while he was alive. "One social media user goes as far I accusing her of murder:" It's amusing because you actually did kill him".

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"This just really saddened me". In 2013, he described his problems with lean to Complex: "I was so fucked up all the time it was bad".

Miller had been in a long-term relationship with Ariana Grande, 25, which ended this past May.

"I have cared for him and tried to support his sobriety & prayed for his balance for years (and always will of course)", Grande, who's since moved on with SNL's Pete Davidson, said in late May 2018.

Over in the National Basketball Association, new Chicago Bulls star Jabari Parker took to IG to pay tribute to the gone-too-soon artist.

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In early August, Miller had taken to Instagram in a since-deleted post to assure fans that he was "okay" in regards to his mental state and was looking forward to touring.

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