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‘Donald Trump’ Rapper Mac Miller Dead at Only 26 from Apparent Overdose

He'd suffered from addiction issues; his passing comes not long after Demi Lovato was also rushed to hospital for drug use

Rapper Mac Miller has reportedly died at only 26 years old.

TMZ has reported that the musician died of an overdose. A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to the celebrity gossip site that police had “responded to a death investigation” near Miller’s home in Studio City on Friday, but Miller’s identity was not officially confirmed.

Miller was set to appear in court on September 11 for driving under the influence. The rapper had reportedly hit a power pole in May of this year with his car and then fled the scene with two passengers.

After police ran his license plate, they arrived at his address and Miller confessed to driving drunk.

The crash came days after his reported breakup from singer Ariana Grande.

Miller has been open about his addiction issues in past interviews and he even touched on the drunk driving incident in a recent interview with “Beats 1” on Apple Music.

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“What you don’t understand is that I lived a certain life for 10 years and faced almost no real consequence at all,” he shared. “I had no version of the story that didn’t end up with me being fine. Yeah, I made a stupid mistake. I’m a human being. Like drove home drunk. But it was the best thing that could have happened. Best thing that could have happened. I needed that. I needed to run into that light pole and literally like have the whole thing stop.”

Miller is arguably best known for the 2011 single “Donald Trump,” a celebration of ambition and success.

The song regained popularity in 2016 when Trump announced his candidacy for president, but Miller made clear in interviews that he was not a supporter.

The song includes lyrics like, “Take over the world when I’m on my Donald Trump s***. Look at all this money, ain’t that some s***.”

Overdosing is unfortunately all too common of a problem for young musicians at the moment.

Singer-songwriter Demi Lovato, who has also openly struggled with addiction issues, recently nearly died from an overdose at a party. She is only 26 years old.

Other singers and entertainers began sharing their thoughts on Twitter almost immediately.

(photo credit, article image: Mac Miller, CC BY-SA 4.0, by Nicolas Völcker)

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