Rapper Mac Miller has died aged 26, his family have confirmed.
Miller - real name Malcolm McCormick - was found dead in his San Fernando Valley home at noon on Friday, September 7, with his family releasing a statement confirming the tragic news.
"Malcolm McCormick, known and adored by fans as Mac Miller, has tragically passed away at the age of 26," the statement reads.
"He was a bright light in this world for his family, friends and fans. Thank you for your prayers. Please respect our privacy. There are no further details as to the cause of his death at this time."
Miller began his rap career as a teenager, releasing a slew of mixtapes starting with 2007's But My Mackin' Aint Easy under the name EZ Mac.
He dropped his debut studio album, Blue Slide Park, via an independent label in 2011 and it debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts.
Aside from his music, Miller’s reality show Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family ran for two seasons on MTV2 from 2013 - 2014.
Last month, the rapper released his fifth studio album, Swimming, which went to No. 3 on the Billboard 200.
He had been set to tour the album in October.
Miller had struggled with substance abuse in the past. Last month, the Los Angeles Attorney's Office officially charged him with a DUI stemming from a car accident that occurred in the San Fernando Valley in May.
He had been in a long-term relationship with popstar Ariana Grande and they had collaborated on music together in the past, such as Grande's single The Way in 2013.
They began dating in August 2016 and they parted ways in May 2018 after almost two years together.
Shortly after his car accident and arrest that month, she tweeted him "pls (sic) take care of yourself".
When discussing their break-up on Twitter, Grande wrote: "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 and 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."
Tributes to the late rapper have been pouring in on Twitter.
Chance the Rapper said he was "one of the sweetest guys I ever knew".
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
Actor Jaden Smith wrote "Rest In Peace We Love You".
Long Live Mac Miller, Rest In Peace We Love You— Jaden Smith (@officialjaden) September 7, 2018
American rapper J Cole said he was a "great soul".
Rest In Peace to the great soul Mac Miller— J. Cole (@JColeNC) September 7, 2018
The Chainsmokers said they were "a huge fan of his music".
Never had the chance to meet Mac Miller but was a huge fan of his music. Our prayers go out to his family and friends. And for those struggling with addiction or know someone who is, please seek help you are not alone these things don’t just get better— THE CHAINSMOKERS (@TheChainsmokers) September 7, 2018
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I cannot imagine what Mac Miller’s family and loved ones are feeling right now. I send love to his family, his friends, and his fans. pic.twitter.com/k32Em8kct1— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) September 7, 2018
Not only were you my favorite artist, you was one of my closest friends. The love we had was genuine and the moments we shared were filled with nothing but positivity and laughter. I love you man and I’m sure as hell gonna miss you @MacMiller. Rest easy my brotha 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) September 7, 2018
I am so deeply saddened to hear of the passing of @MacMiller. Sending love and light to all of his friends, family and fans.— Bebe Rexha (@BebeRexha) September 7, 2018
I can’t believe we just lost another legend... RIP #MacMiller.. one of the best performers I’ve ever seen and an amazing artist 🙏🏽— William Singe (@WillSinge) September 7, 2018
RIP Mac Miller. One of my favorites. This sucks.— Joe Santagato (@JoeSantagato) September 7, 2018
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 🌟 @macmiller 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/AZkqUlhm1V— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) September 7, 2018
. @MacMiller was such a talented & genuine person. From meeting him at ID Labs when he was just a kid to all his success, he never had an ego. Was always down to earth and always kept it 100. The real deal. You will be missed bro. Sending love his to family and friends.— David Morris (@David_Morris) September 7, 2018
I’m lost for words. This is such shocking news. We’ve lost another true talent. Rip Mac Miller— Cher Lloyd (@CherLloyd) September 7, 2018
this hurts my heart man RIP bro @MacMiller— Khalid (@thegreatkhalid) September 7, 2018
love you bro pic.twitter.com/JEVYgKOjPd— Khalid (@thegreatkhalid) September 7, 2018
Rest in your peace Mac Miller.— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) September 7, 2018
Always exuded so much kindness and goodness.
Thank you for sharing your gifts with us all.
Unreal. So sad. RIP Mac Miller ❤️— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) September 7, 2018