Rapper Mac Miller, who was found dead of an apparent overdose in California on Friday, struggled with depression, he said in what appeared to be his final interview. The Pittsburgh native was found “around noon at his San Fernando Valley home and was pronounced dead at the scene,” according to TMZ, which broke the tragic news.
Miller was 26 years old.
It was unclear if the reported overdose was accidental or intentional, but Miller told Vulture last month that he wanted to find a balance between being happy and sad.
“I really wouldn’t want just happiness,” he said during an interview that took place last month but was published on Thursday. “And I don’t want just sadness either. I don’t want to be depressed. I want to be able to have good days and bad days … I can’t imagine not waking up sometimes and being like, ‘I don’t feel like doing shit.’ And then having days where you wake up and you feel on top of the world.”
Miller’s romantic relationship with pop star Ariana Grande ended earlier this year, shortly before she began dating someone else and ultimately getting engaged. It was not clear if that may have played a role in Miller’s death.
TMZ reminded readers how Miller got into a single car accident after driving under the influence in May. Shortly afterward, Grande tweeted some fateful words of encouragement to him: “Pls take care of yourself.”
The rapper’s brief but notable career was highlighted by multiple releases, including his debut solo album hitting the top spot on the Billboard charts in 2011.
His most recent album, titled “Swimming,” landed at the number three spot on the charts just last month. Some lyrics from the album in hindsight may have hinted at what could have been his continued drug use.
“Now I’m in the clouds, come down when I run out of jet fuel,” he rapped on the song “Jet Fuel,” “but I never run out of jet fuel.”
Rappers, Celebrities And Fans React To Mac Miller's Death
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I remember speaking with Mac Miller like it was yesterday. His commitment to the work of social justice was so clear. RIP Mac. pic.twitter.com/1orssc1vVM— deray (@deray) September 7, 2018
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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
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Long Live Mac Miller, Rest In Peace We Love You— Jaden (@jaden) September 7, 2018
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Unreal. So sad. RIP Mac Miller ❤️— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) September 7, 2018
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Mac miller.. thank you for getting me through one of the toughest times in my life and helping me cope with my fathers death.. I will never stop listening. Took this at my first Concert ever.. a Mac Miller one. Thank you for the memories ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Tl7pMQKYwM— luuuukkeeeee (@lukeyes_) September 7, 2018
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Rest In Peace to the great soul Mac Miller— J. Cole (@JColeNC) September 7, 2018
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Rest in Peace Mac Miller— 1% Aeolus (@Aeolus) September 7, 2018
He talked about this before in one of his songs, I can't believe what has happened. pic.twitter.com/OdUU2XgbES
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Rest In Peace Mac Miller.— kid Fonque (@KidFonque) September 7, 2018
I will always love and play your music ❤️ pic.twitter.com/ld5V8aZfuV
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In 2009 a kid from PGH hit me on MySpace, said he was a fan/fellow MC & wanted to collab. We connected and made “Pen Game”. Years later everytime we hung out he’d say “I was the only 17 yr old with a Skyzoo verse! They can’t fuck with me!” His name was Mac Miller. RIP my G— Skyzoo (@skyzoo) September 7, 2018
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Mac Miller Discography🌊— DatPiff (@DatPiff) September 7, 2018
Blue Slide Park
Watching Movies with the Sound Off
The Divine Feminine
12 Mixtapes which include:
The High Life
Best Day Ever
I Love Life, Thank You
A Diverse and Creative Artist
RIP Mac❤️ pic.twitter.com/OUqO6Lw1dg
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Damn these Mac Miller lyrics are haunting now pic.twitter.com/AeF7JZnApB— Jay King (@ByJayKing) September 7, 2018
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Wow. Rest up Mac Miller. 🙏🏽— Joell Ortiz (@JoellOrtiz) September 7, 2018
Mac Miller Said He Didn’t ‘Want To Be Depressed’ A Month Before His Apparent Overdose Death was originally published on newsone.com