Who was Mac Miller, popular rapper who died at 26?


Mac Miller was a beloved and popular rapper who grew up in Pittsburgh and had several chart-topping songs throughout his career.

>> Photos: Remembering Mac Miller

Born Malcolm McCormick in Jan. 19,1992, Miller was raised in Point Breeze and graduated from Allderdice High School in 2010.

"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," a release from Pittsburgh Public Schools said.

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He started rapping when he was 14 years old and released his first mixtape “But My Mackin Ain't Easy” in 2007.

In 2010, he signed with Rostrum Records, the same label as Wiz Khalifa, another prominent local rapper.

The following year, Miller's song “Donald Trump” was released. It peaked at number 74 on the U.S. Billboard charts the following January and was certified platinum in 2013.

In 2013, Mac Miller was given a key to the City of Pittsburgh.

From 2016 to 2018 Miller dated pop star Ariana Grande, though the two publicly separated and she is now engaged to comedian Pete Davidson.

Earlier this year Miller was arrested after allegedly crashing into a telephone pole while driving under the influence and fleeing the scene with two passengers.

Miller was set to embark on a North American tour in October.

He died on Sept. 7 in San Fernando Valley, California of an apparent drug overdose.


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