Update: Mac Miller’s label Warner Bros. Records confirmed his death in a statement from Tom Corson, Co-Chairman & COO:
All of us at Warner Bros. Records are deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic news of Mac Miller’s untimely passing. Mac was a hugely gifted and inspiring artist, with a pioneering spirit and a sense of humor that touched everyone he met. Mac’s death is a devastating loss and cuts short a life and a talent of huge potential, where the possibilities felt limitless. We join all of his fans across the globe in extending our thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.
Original Story: Rapper Mac Miller has died of an apparent overdose, according to reports from TMZ and Variety. He was 26 years old.
Miller’s most recent album, Swimming, was released on Aug. 3. He had planned a tour in support of the album, scheduled to begin on Oct. 27 in San Francisco.
The rapper, born Malcolm James McCormick, has had a tumultuous tabloid run in recent months, including a DUI following a car crash in May and the public dissolution of his relationship with singer Ariana Grande.
Following his crash, Grande released a statement saying she “tried to support his sobriety and prayed for his balance.” Miller told Rolling Stone in August that he “was genuinely happy” for Grande. “Now I have space for me,” he said. “And that’s great too.”
Paste has reached out to a representative for Miller for more information.