Mac Miller has passed away at the age of 26 after an apparent overdose, TMZ reports.
A spokesperson for the LAPD says officers “responded to a death investigation” near the artist’s home in Studio City on Friday afternoon, but couldn’t confirm the name of the deceased.
In recent months the artist reportedly struggled with addiction issues following his breakup with singer Ariana Grande.
Days after the news of their split, the rapper was involved in a car crash in the San Fernando Valley, in which his Mercedes G-Wagon hit a pole, knocking it over. Miller and two passengers fled the scene of the crime, however, according to TMZ, police were able to locate the star and his friends after tracking the address listed for his license plate. TMZ claimed the star then “confessed to driving drunk and fleeing the scene.”
He was later charged with driving under the influence and driving with a BAC of over .08. However, we was not charged with a hit and run. He was due to appear in court on Sept. 11.
Miller addressed the car accident on an interview with the with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 on Apple Music. “What you don’t understand is that I lived a certain life for 10 years and faced almost no real consequence at all,” he shared. “I had no no version of the story that didn’t end up with me being fine. Yeah I made a stupid mistake. I’m a human being. Like drove home drunk. But it was the best thing that could have happened. Best thing that could have happened. I needed that. I needed to run into that light pole and literally like have the whole thing stop.”
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the star’s family.