Rapper Mac Miller dead at 26

Mac-Miller

According to sources with knowledge close to the situation, Mac Miller has reportedly died today at the age of 26 due to an apparent overdose. We're told authorities were alerted by a male friend who placed a 911 call from Mac's home.

In May, he was arrested for a DUI and hit and run after crashing into a power pole and fleeing the scene.

The rapper had a high profile relationship with Ariana Grande which ended earlier this year.

By 2007, he began releasing mixtapes under the name EZ Mac before changing his name to Mac Miller.

"Miller has had trouble recently with substance abuse.in the wake of his breakup with Ariana Grande", reports TMZ.

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Another passenger tweeted: "Worst flight ever Dubai to NYC; plane was basically a flying infirmary". Kennedy International Airport in NY , according to the musician's Twitter account.

Fellow Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa and others sent their thoughts to Miller and his family shortly after the news broke Friday.

ET has reached out to Miller's rep for comment. It debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart.

Miller was supposed to start a tour next month.

The couple had dated for almost two years before Grande broke it off in May.

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