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Tributes are being paid to dead rapper Mac Miller

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By ITN News Editor September 8, 2018 13:44

Tributes are being paid to dead rapper Mac Miller

U.S. rapper Mac Miller, whose debut album “Blue Side Park” topped the charts in 2011 and who dated singer Ariana Grande for a time, died on Friday at age 26, his family said in a statement.The statement did not give more details on the circumstances of Miller’s death. TMZ reported that Miller died in Los Angeles of an apparent drug overdose but Reuters could not confirm that. Miller, whose real name was Malcolm McCormick, had discussed his use of drugs in media interviews and rap lyrics.

Miller first gained a following at age 18 with his mixtape “K.I.D.S.” in 2010. His best known songs include “Loud,” “Smile Back,” and a collaboration with Grande called “The Way.” Rapper Wiz Khalifa, who like Miller grew up in Pittsburgh and was close to him, tweeted on Friday: “Praying for Mac’s family and that he rest easy.”Miller dated Grande from 2016 until earlier this year, according to media reports.”Most rap careers open big and crumble over time, but this one is a long game,” Craig Jenkins, the author of the profile, wrote in the piece.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor September 8, 2018 13:44

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