Rapper Mac Miller died Friday of an apparent overdose at his San Fernando Valley home.
The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner confirmed the late-morning death of the rapper, whose real name is Malcom McCormick, who was found unresponsive in his home in the 11600 block of Valleycrest Drive in Studio City and pronounced dead at the scene at 11:51 a.m.
“At this time, an autopsy is pending and a cause of death has not been determined,” according to a coroner’s office statement.
The Los Angeles Fire Department reported that it responded at 11:42 a.m. to “an unspecified medical complaint” at the location, a spokeswoman said.
Miller’s death was first reported by TMZ, which cited law enforcement sources and called it an apparent drug overdose.
“We’re told authorities were alerted by a male friend who placed a 911 call from Mac’s home,” TMZ reported.
The Blast, citing a dispatch call it obtained, said rescuers were sent to the location for someone in cardiac arrest.
The Pittsburgh native had admitted to substance abuse in the wake of his breakup with singer Ariana Grande. Many of his fellow hip-hop musicians quickly took to Twitter to respond to the news.
“So sad u gone home young Mac I had to post this to smile and think about the good Time we had on the set of this movie man god bless ya family. Pittsburg we lost a real one today,” tweeted Snoop Dogg, who appeared with Miller in 2013’s “Scary Movie 5.”
“…You were such an incredible person,” Post Malone tweeted. “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 don’t know what to say Mac Miller took me on my second tour ever,” Chance The Rapper posted. “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.”
Miller — whose real name was Malcolm McCormick — had just released his latest album, titled “Swimming,” and tweeted Thursday about his upcoming tour, which was to include a concert at the Greek Theatre on Halloween night.
“Go get tickets for tour. Thundercat J.I.D. I’m bringing a band,” Miller tweeted. “The show is going to be special every night. I wish it started tomorrow. It starts October 27th.”
The rapper also was dealing with some legal issues after his arrest May 17, when the vehicle he was driving struck a power pole in the Hollywood Hills.
He had been charged with one count each of driving under the influence and driving with a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 percent or above, and was to have been arraigned Tuesday in Van Nuys.
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