The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office has now confirmed to ABC News that Mac Miller died on Friday.
The 26-year-old rapper was found unresponsive in his home in Studio City, CA home. He was pronounced dead at 11:51 am PT. An autopsy is pending.
Tom Corson, the co-chairman and COO of Miller’s record label, Warner Brothers, tweeted a statement that read, “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.”
The statement continued, “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.”
Rostrum Records, the indie label that released Miller’s #1 debut album Blue Slide Park, tweeted, “More than an artist, Mac was a loving and caring person whose drive and creativity were unmatched. Rest in paradise. We love you @MacMiller.
Miller, whose album Swimming debuted at #3 last month, was to have kicked off a tour in October.
He’s the third high-profile rapper to have died in the past 12 months, following Lil Peep in November of 2017 and XXXTentacion this past June.
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