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Pittsburgh Native Rapper Mac Miller Dead Of Apparent Overdose
 
 
 
 
Mac Miller has died at the age of 26, TMZ reported Friday.
 
The rapper, born Malcolm McCormick, was found dead of an apparent overdose on Friday at his San Fernando Valley home, according to TMZ.
 
Miller’s death comes just a month after he released his fifth studio album Swimming. On Thursday night, he had tweeted, “I just wanna go on tour,” and subsequently shared a tour start date of Oct. 27.
 
Representatives for Miller did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
 
Hailing from Pittsburgh, Miller started rapping as a teenager and first gained mainstream popularity with his 2011 song “Donald Trump.” Later that year, he released his debut studio album Blue Slide Park, which topped the Billboard charts and eventually went certified gold.
 
In recent years, Miller has opened up about his issues with sobriety, and back in May, he was arrested for drunk driving and hit and run. The incident led his ex-girlfriend Ariana Grande to tweet, “Pls take care of yourself.”
 
Sources: TMZ, Entertainment & CBS
 
 
 
(Pictured: Mac Miller, successful rapper and pop icon, went back to Pittsburgh Allderdice High School in  2014 to visit his alma mater and former principal, Melissa Friez.)
 
 
Statement of Sorrow from Pittsburgh Public Schools 
 September 7, 2018  
 
 
We are deeply saddened to have learned about the tragic passing of 2010 Pittsburgh Allderdice alum Mac Miller.  We wish to extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends.  
 
As a student, Malcolm McCormick was well-liked by students and staff. Assistant Superintendent of Student Support Services and former Pittsburgh Allderdice Principal Melissa Friez describes Malcolm as, “a very talented young man, who had a warm smile and friendly personality.” While a senior at Allderdice, Malcolm was already touring as he began to break into the music scene.  After graduation, he came back to Allderdice to accept the key to the city.  He will be greatly missed by the entire Allderdice school community.  
 
We care a great deal about the health and wellness of our students and staff.  Student Assistance providers will be made available to students when classes resume at the school Tuesday, September 11th.  
 
We request that the media respect the privacy of the Pittsburgh Allderdice School Community.
 

 

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