Rapper Mac Miller has been found dead at 26

Publish Date
Saturday, 8 September 2018, 9:16AM

Rapper Mac Miller was reportedly found dead on Friday afternoon (US time) of an apparent overdose.

According to TMZ reports, the star was found at around noon at his San Fernando Valley home and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Miller has been open about his struggles with mental health and substance abuse, particularly in the wake of his well-publicised break up with singer Ariana Grande, who is now engaged to Pete Davidson.

Many have been quick to blame Ariana for Miller's death, and has quickly disabled commenting on her Instagram.

The break up and his struggles to recover from it were central themes on his latest album Swimming, which was just released in August.

Earlier this year, Miller was involved in a car accident, after which he was arrested for DUI and hit and run.

Shortly after the crash, ex-girlfriend Ariana Grande posted a statement about their former relationship, writing that she had "cared for him and tried to support his sobriety."

Other artists showed support on Twitter after the news broke.

This article was first published on nzherald.co.nz and is republished here with permission.