Rapper Mac Miller, a Pittsburgh native who proudly represented his hometown in his music, has died at age 26.
His cause of death was not immediately confirmed.
His family released a statement about his death:
Miller grew up in Point Breeze. He named his first album “Blue Slide Park” in honor of the playground at Frick Park, where he played as a child. His most recent album, "Swimming," was released last month.
"We are deeply saddened to have learned about the tragic passing of 2010 Pittsburgh Allderdice alum Mac Miller. We wish to extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends," a release from Pittsburgh Public Schools said.
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His rise, along with fellow rapper Wiz Khalifa, put Pittsburgh on the hip hop map in the last decade.
Miller has talked often about his struggle with drugs and alcohol.
Warner Bros. Records released the following statement from co-chairman and COO Tom Corson:
He dated pop singer Ariana Grande for almost two years until their breakup this spring.
Fans in his hometown were still trying to process his loss late Friday.
"Just watching him grow from the kid who went to Alderdice, just a regular Pittsburgh kid, to globally known as one of the top artists in the worldm" said fan Adam Shoor.
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