Acclaimed rapper Mac Miller has died from an apparent drug overdose at the age of 26. Mac Miller rose to stardom in the mid-2010’s as one of the most successful hip-hop performers of his generation but struggled with maintaining his sobriety. In May 2018, he was charged with a DWI after fleeing the scene of an accident. He has talked about his struggle with recovery in the past, explaining how in 2012 he was addicted to codeine and promethazine syrup (aka “Lean”). In January 2013, Miller told Complex magazine:
“I love lean; it’s great. I was not happy and I was on lean very heavy. I was so fucked up all the time it was bad. My friends couldn’t even look at me the same. I was lost.”
Mac Miller dated the singer and performer Adrianna Grande from 2016 to May 2018, who has voiced support for his recovery but they separated after he started going downhill following the recent DWI arrest. Media reports point to his substance abuse being a key factor that ended their two-year relationship. Just like many celebrities that succumb to addiction and overdose, Mac Miller’s death has left fans in shock and he will be mourned around the world for his creative ability and positive presence.
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