Mac Miller Dead at 26: Chance the Rapper, Questlove and More React
By Meredith B. Kile
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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.”
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."
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.
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."
Praying for Mac’s family and that he rest easy 🙏🏽👼🏽 #pgh #412
DAM LETS ALL SAY A PRAYER TO GOD FOR MAC MiLLER TO GO TO HEAVEN SUCH A GOOD ENERGY HE HAD A ViBE THAT BRiGHTENED UP ANY ROOM ALWAYS i WiLL NEVER FORGET MAKiNG AQUABERRY DOLPHiN AT YOUR HOUSE U LAUGHED WHEN i SAiD TO PUT AN ACTUAL DOLPHiN ON THE SONG 😂 LOVE U BROTHER @MacMillerpic.twitter.com/38s0JBS4iR
Mac Miller is a tragedy. Anyone implying that a woman could have saved him by just holding on a little tighter is working with an essential misunderstanding of the disease of addiction. Peace be with him and with everyone who wrestles with addiction or loves someone who does.
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.