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Tributes Flow As Friends And Fellow Music Stars Mourn Mac Miller’s Death

Source: Clarke Tolton for RollingStone.com

American rapper and producer, Mac Miller has died, aged 26.

Police and paramedics found Miller unresponsive at his home in Los Angeles and declared him dead shortly before noon, coroner’s spokeswoman Sarah Ardalani said. An autopsy will be required to determine the cause of death.

His family has released a statement saying that Miller died on Friday but gave no further details. “He was a bright light in this world for his family, friends and fans,” the statement said.

Stars have paid tribute to the rapper via twitter.

Chance the Rapper was among those who paid tribute to Miller on social media.

J Cole said on Twitter: “This is a message for anybody in this game that’s going through something. If you don’t feel right, if you feel you have a substance problem, if you need a ear to vent to. If you uncomfortable talking to people around you. Please reach out to me.”

Ed Sheeran posted a tribute on Instagram, saying the news was “heartbreaking”.

“This just really saddened me. I hung out with Mac a few times over the years and he was always such a sweetheart, always had the time of day for anyone, whoever they were,” he wrote. “As well as being a great talent, he was a great human. Love and prayers to his family and friends. I don’t know what else to say.”

Ariana Grande and Mac Miller dated for two years, with their relationship ending in May this year. At the time she said the breakdown was “heartbreaking”, although the relationship had become “toxic”.

She said on Twitter: “I am not a babysitter or a mother and no woman should feel that they need to be.

“I have cared for him and tried to support his sobriety & prayed for his balance for years (and always will of course) but shaming/blaming women for a man’s inability to keep his s*** together is a very major problem.”

The No Tears Left To Cry singer, 25, who performed in London on Tuesday, is yet to comment on his death. She posted a photo in tribute of the rapper. She has had to disable comments due to the influx of hate and victim blaming for his death.