The artist, who just a month ago released his fifth album whose new maturity and introspection won him once-elusive critical acclaim, was found unresponsive at his Los Angeles home by emergency personnel who pronounced him dead, the coroner's office said.
Miller had been open about his struggles with substance abuse, which he addressed candidly in the short documentary "Stopped Making Excuses". He then asked Grande if she'd be interested in a duet together. I can't imagine not waking up sometimes and being like, "I don't feel like doing shit".
"I'd rather be the corny white rapper than the drugged-out mess who can't even get out of his house", he said. I was just pretty depressed'.
Maturing in the public eye, he starred in a MTV reality series in 2013 which followed him and a group of friends after he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career.
In fact, "sources close to" Miller told TMZ that he had warned friends not to bring up Grande because the topic was still "too touchy".
When police later arrived at his home, Miller admitted to driving drunk and fleeing the scene.
Mac Miller and Ariane Grande are seen at the 2016 The Meadows Music and Arts Festivals at Citi Field on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, in Flushing, New York. Grande and Miller ended their relationship in May.
Miller discussed the incident in a July interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1. Asked if he knew about the engagement, he said, "I kind of knew, but not really". "It's unusual. Like, the whole thing is a little odd but it's not negative", Miller said.
Our thoughts are with his family.
If you, or someone you know would like to talk to someone confidentially about addiction, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit Reach Out. "I am happy for her and moving forward with her life just as I'm sure she is with me".
Others in the industry to pay tribute include the singer and producer Pharrell Williams, the rapper Wiz Khalifa, singer Solange Knowles and singer-songwriter Khalid, who said the news "hurts my heart".