Mac Miller Dead at 26: Chance the Rapper, Questlove and More React

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Rapper Mac Miller died on Friday at age 26, ET confirms.

“Malcolm McCormick, known and adored by fans as Mac Miller, has tragically passed away at the age of 26,” his family said in a statement to ET. “He was a bright light in this world for his family, friends and fans. Thank you for your prayers. Please respect our privacy. There are no further details as to the cause of his death at this time.”

The rapper died after an apparent overdose, TMZ reported. The news comes just weeks after the 26-year-old rapper was charged with a DUI, and months after his breakup from Ariana Grande.

While Grande has yet to comment on the news, many fans and famous friends of Miller, real name: Malcolm James McCormick, have taken to social media to share their memories of the rapper and condolences to his family and loved ones.

"I dont know what to say," Chance the Rapper tweeted. "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."

Other rap stars also weighed in on the tragic news. Wiz Khalifa tweeted, "Praying for Mac’s family and that he rest easy," while Riff Raff recalled that the "Self Care" rapper "had a vibe that brightened up any room."

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Such a genuine person. Brilliant sense of humor. A true artist. Your spirit is what impressed me the most. The energy you brought to any space you were in. Contagious. You reached out to me at times when others didn’t. You were human. And we shared the same disease. A disease that is out to kill us, and when left untreated eventually will. I’m shaken. Shaken that someone who had such a light can be taken from this world so easily. It could have been me too many times to count. On the surface people that appear to have it all, are not exempt from the gravity and cunning nature of this disease. If you’re in the midst of addiction tell someone what’s going on. Don’t be a secret. Go to a 12 step meeting. Introduce yourself and you’ll be greeted with love and understanding from people that are fighting the same battle. Surrender. There are many paths, but it’s the only thing that has worked for me. I’m scared. Scared of how real this all is. Life and death. Beyond sad. Such a beautiful soul. Sending love to family, friends and everyone whose life was better because of your presence on this earth. Rest In Peace Mac 💔

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After Miller's arrest in May, Grande tweeted, "Pls take care of yourself." She also responded to a fan who blamed her for the incident which occurred just weeks after their split, revealing that Miller's struggle with sobriety was "toxic" for their relationship.

"Of course I didn't share how hard or scary it was while it was happening but it was. I will continue to pray from the bottom of my heart that he figures it all out and that any other woman in this position does as well," she said. 

See more about the former couple in the video below.

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