Mac Miller dead at 26

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Mac Miller was found dead on Friday in his California home. He was 26.

The rapper died of an apparent overdose, according to first reports from TMZ.  He was said to have been found around noon PST in a bedroom of his home in San Fernando Valley home. The website cited law enforcement sources claiming he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Miller, who was born Malcolm James McCormick, had been open about his substance abuse struggles in the past. Last month, he was charged with a DUI from a car accident back in May.

Just over a month ago, he released his new album Swimming, perhaps his most personal solo effort. 

At press time, a rep for Miller had yet to release a statement.

Mac Miller's family has issued a statement. It can be found below.

"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."