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Rapper Mac Miller Dead Of Apparent Drug Overdose, Reports TMZ; He Was 26

TMZ first reported the news of his passing.

Mac Miller on Colbert | Scott Kowalchyk/CBS

Rapper Mac Miller (real name Malcolm McCormick) has died at 26, notes a report on TMZ.

The artist was reportedly found in his San Fernando Valley home at around noon Friday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to TMZ, the belief is that Miller died of a drug overdose. Authorities were reportedly alerted to the situation when a male called 9-1-1 from the rapper’s home.

In early August, Miller released his fifth studio album. Entitled “Swimming,” the record debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200.

Further details are sure to emerge throughout Friday and Saturday. Headline Planet will provide updates as they do.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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