Rapper Mac Miller died yesterday at the age of 26, and his fans and peers are mourning the great loss.
In a statement released after the rapper died from an apparent overdose, Miller’s family told E! News, "Malcolm McCormick, known and adored by fans as Mac Miller, has tragically passed away at the age of 26. 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."
Warner Bros. Records also released a statement on the tragic news.
“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," said Tom Corson, Co-Chairman and COO at the company.
According to TMZ, Miller was found yesterday at noon in his California home after a friend called 911. Authorities pronounced Miller dead at the scene after a suspected overdose.
Upon hearing about his death, Millers fans have been sharing stories of listening to the rapper’s music, attending his shows, and what it was like meeting him in person.
I met Mac when he was like 19-20 and no one really knew who he was just yet. Time truly flies. RIP Mac miller pic.twitter.com/6Y5HlD4oVF— Baby Cinbad (@erasekathryn) September 7, 2018
Mac Miller changed my life. His music has been a light for me during some really dark times. When I found out I was pregnant 4 years ago, I knew just what to name him..— em (@emirymyshell) September 7, 2018
This is my little boy Malcolm. I named him after Mac. A constant reminder of a legend gone too soon.. pic.twitter.com/flwIEGhXI1
R.I.P Mac Miller 🙏🏽— Adam R. (@AwesomeAdamn) September 7, 2018
When I was in high school I listened to you so much.
When I was 16 years old meeting you was so awesome, you were the first celebrity I’ve ever met. As a person you were dope and your music was dope. Gone too soon.😢 pic.twitter.com/qTl1llmZGa
In 2010, I met Mac Miller at a concert he threw at my Mom’s job. He was so chill and nice to all his fans and the staff. Honored to have met you. Rest In Peace pic.twitter.com/1aHuZn0ylj— Dorian Parks (@DorianParksnRec) September 7, 2018
I met Mac Miller a couple of years ago at the airport & talked to him for quite a while. He was super sweet & hilarious. I told him about my son & him coming to LA because he just got signed. He was kind to me & encouraging for my sons future. My heart is so heavy for him. ♥️ pic.twitter.com/5rWEXBjuN9— Kristin (@Kdancing) September 7, 2018
This is the first “celebrity” death that actually made me cry. Mac Miller’s music meant so much to me. He was my favorite rapper of the past 5 years. I was so excited for this tour man. pic.twitter.com/D6djpnCfGH— Spanish Philip Banks (@Papolicious) September 7, 2018
Mac Miller... I don’t even know what to say. Your music touched me on another level... my last birthday I was so excited you were performing in Philly. Your sound continued to grow with every project you dropped.. thank you for sharing your mind with us. You will be missed. pic.twitter.com/lquIdm9t8c— Déja Lighty (@delightyy) September 7, 2018