The 26-year-old rapper, Mac Miller, was found dead on Friday (7th September) at his San Fernando Valley home.
TMZ has reported that the musician and ex-boyfriend of Ariana Grande, died of an apparent drugs overdose, at around noon local time.
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While she didn’t respond publicly in the immediate aftermath, 25-year-old Ariana broke her silence on Mac Miller’s tragic death on Saturday evening by sharing a black and white photo of the rapper, who has previously battled substance abuse.
Ariana poignantly published the image with no caption.
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A photo which appears to have been taken by the young singer herself, Ariana’s ex-boyfriend can be seen sitting on a patch of grass happily gazing up at the camera.
Tributes began pouring in for the star from friends and fellow celebrities as soon as the terrible news broke on Friday.
this hurts my heart man RIP bro @MacMiller
— Khalid (@thegreatkhalid) September 7, 2018
Met Mac Miller back in 2012. Super sweet guy. So many lives lost to mental health and addiction. Please reach out for help if you or someone you know is struggling. There are people here for you.
— Nev Schulman (@NevSchulman) September 7, 2018
I dont know what to say Mac Miller took me on my second tour ever. But beyond helping me launch my career he was one of the sweetest guys I ever knew. Great man. I loved him for real. Im completely broken. God bless him.
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) September 7, 2018
I remember speaking with Mac Miller like it was yesterday. His commitment to the work of social justice was so clear. RIP Mac. pic.twitter.com/1orssc1vVM
— deray (@deray) September 7, 2018
The 1975 would like to send our love and thoughts to the family, friends and family of Mac Miller
— matty (@Truman_Black) September 7, 2018
Unreal. So sad. RIP Mac Miller ❤️
— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) September 7, 2018
Ariana Grande and Mac Miller have been linked since 2013 when he appeared on her song ‘The Way’. They split in 2018, with Ariana publicly confirming the news. She wrote,
“Hi! This is one of my best friends in the whole world and favorite people on the planet Malcolm McCormick.”
“I respect and adore him endlessly and am grateful to have him in my life in any form, at all times regardless of how our relationship changes or what the universe holds for each of us!”
“Unconditional love is not selfish. It is wanting the best for that person even if at the moment, it’s not you.
“I can’t wait to know and support you forever and I’m so proud of you!!”
After they split, Ariana was targeted on Twitter who called their split ‘heartbreaking’. She responded with a lengthy note:
Mac Miller totalling his G wagon and getting a DUI after Ariana Grande dumped him for another dude after he poured his heart out on a ten song album to her called the divine feminine is just the most heartbreaking thing happening in Hollywood
— Elijah Flint (@FlintElijah) May 21, 2018
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2018
We wish Mac’s friends and family our sincerest condolences during this sad time.
This story is still unfolding – updates to follow.
Taken from GLAMOUR UK. Read the original here.