How and when did Mac Miller die?

RAPPER Mac Miller appeared in the hip-hop scene in 2007, at the age of 15.

Miller's debut studio album, Blue Slide Park, became the first independently distributed debut album to top the US Billboard 200 since 1995.

Who was Mac Miller?

Born Malcolm McCormick, Mac Miller was an acclaimed rapper.

He was born January 19, 1992, and would've been 29 in 2021.

The Pennsylvania native released his breakout mixtape K.I.D.S. at just 18-years-old before releasing five studio albums, including his chart-topping Blue Slide Park in 2011.

"He's always been a poet and a writer. Growing up, he loved performing and singing and playing instruments and generally being the center of the universe," Miller's mother Karen Meyers told Complex in an interview from 2014.

"He's got a lot of magnetism, always has, ever since he was a baby."

Miller tragically and unexpectedly died in September 2018.

How did Mac Miller die?

Fans and friends were devastated by his death, including his former girlfriend, Ariana Grande.

At 26 years old, Miller accidentally overdosed on a cocktail of drugs at his home in Studio City, California.

The musician had a history of substance abuse and had ingested a lethal dose of alcohol and drugs before his passing.

An autopsy revealed Miller had a lethal mixture of fentanyl, cocaine, and alcohol in his system at the time of his death.

"He was on the way back to recovery and health, and by all accounts, it was just a tragic accident," said Guy Lawrence of DJ duo Disclosure told

His death sent shockwaves through the music industry, and grief poured out from his fans and friends.

Rapper and singer Post Malone wrote on Twitter: "God f****** dammit. You were such an incredible person. You changed so many lives.

"Had so much love in your heart. You inspired me throughout high school, and I wouldn't be where I was today without you. Never a more kind and sincere and beautiful person. I f****** love you mac."

"Completely devastated and heartbroken. I’m at a loss for words mac you were like a brother to me and were there for me in the hardest of times, especially this summer. I can’t believe this is real," echoed G-Eazy.

"Rest In Peace to the great soul Mac Miller," wrote rapper J Cole.

Does Mac Miller have an album coming out?

The re-release of Mac Miller's album Faces came out on October 15, exactly one month after it was announced the 2014 mixtape Faces would be available on streaming services and vinyl.

The mixtape, which Miller released for free on Mother’s Day 7 years ago, is now available to stream. This is the first time Faces is being released on any streaming service.

Ahead of the re-release of his album Faces, a new music video for “Colors and Shapes” was released.

The music video featured a dog making its way through surreal dimensions and outer space. Sam Mason directed the video.

The track Colors and Shapes has the most listens on Spotify at 6.4million, followed by Rain with 4.8million listens, and Friends with 1.1million listens.

Faces featured guest contributions from Earl Sweatshirt, Sir Michael Rocks of the Cool Kids, Vince Staples, and more.

What was Mac Miller’s history with drugs?

Miller spoke openly about his struggles with substance abuse and depression.

  • Miller told Complex in January 2013: "I love lean; it's great. I was not happy, and I was on lean very heavy. I was so f**** up all the time it was bad. My friends couldn't even look at me the same. I was lost."
  • In 2014, Miller was taking drugs daily and claimed that the song "Grand Finale" was "supposed to be the last song [he] made on Earth."
  • In a 2016 documentary, he claimed he "hated" being sober.
  • In 2017 he said he was "living regularly."

What is the date of his death?

On September 7, 2018, the rapper was found dead at around noon at his home in San Fernando Valley after a suspected overdose.

The McCormick family buried Miller in their hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

However, on September 11, suspicions were reportedly raised after police only found a "tiny amount of white powder" and no evidence of drug use. 

No one has yet admitted to making the 911 call, but one of the rapper's friends is reported to have pleaded with paramedics for help, saying that Mac was in cardiac arrest.

On September 13, it was revealed that the rapper had been dead for hours before paramedics attended his body.

In October 2018, Miller's close friends and musical peers celebrated his life and legacy, including Action Bronson, Anderson Paak, Chance the Rapper, Dylan Reynolds, Domo Genesis, Earl Sweatshirt, J.I.D, John Mayer, Miguel, and Njomza.

Proceeds from the concert went to the Mac Miller Circles Fund; a charity established to "support young musicians with resources to help realize their full potential through exploration, expression, and community."

Cameron James Petit allegedly gave Mac a deadly concoction of Xanax, cocaine, and fentanyl – a synthetic opioid 50 times stronger than heroin.

The 28-year-old from Hollywood and two other men were charged in October 2019 with the distribution of a controlled substance in connection with Mac's death.

Petit pleaded not guilty, according to WeHoville.

Prosecutors alleged Stephen Walter was the one who indirectly gave Mac's alleged dealer, Cameron James Pettit, deadly Percocet tablets.

In October 2021, Walter pleaded guilty to supplying the deadly pills that killed Mac Miller.

Court documents obtained by TMZ revealed Walter entered a guilty plea on one count of distribution of fentanyl.

Documents noted that the maximum sentence for his charges is 20 years in prison plus a lifetime of supervised release and a fine of $1 million.

Who was he dating when he died?

Miller dated pop star Ariana Grande, but the two were broken up before he died.

Grande, who dated Miller for two years, was hit particularly hard by the news and took time off to "heal" from her former love's tragic passing.

She uploaded pictures to Instagram of Miller, captioning one, "i adored you from the day i met you when i was nineteen and i always will. i can't believe you aren’t here anymore. i really can’t wrap my head around it."

"We talked about this. so many times. i'm so mad, i'm so sad i don’t know what to do. you were my dearest friend. for so long. above anything else," she continued.

"I'm so sorry i couldn't fix or take your pain away. i really wanted to. the kindest, sweetest soul with demons he never deserved. i hope you’re okay now. rest."

The duo collaborated on her track, The Way, in 2013 and made their romance public in 2016.

The pair split in April 2018.

However, when his posthumous album, Circles, was released in January 2020, fans believed they could hear Ariana's vocals in the music.

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