TMZ has dropped a giant pile of sad by reporting that rapper Mac Miller (born name: Malcolm James McCormick ) died at his home Studio City, CA today. They say he died of an apparent overdose. He was only 26.
Law enforcements sources tell TMZ that Mac was found by a friend around noon today. That friend called 911. Mac Miller was pronounced dead at the scene.
Wikipedia tells me that Mac Miller started rapping when he was only 14 years old. He put out several mix tapes, before releasing his debut album Blue Side Park in 2011. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. His latest album, Swimming, just came out in August, and he was supposed to begin his tour for the album next month.
Many of us old hos know Mac from when he dated Ariana Grande. They were together for about two years and broke up in May.
Mac talked a lot about his struggle with addiction, and said that after Blue Side Park came out, he got hooked on the bad shit cocktail known as Purple Drank. In 2013, Mac said that he kicked his Purple Drank addiction. But not long after he and Ariana broke up, he crashed his G Wagon into a pole and left the scene. Police found him by tracking the address listed for his license plate and he admitted he was driving under the influence. He was charged with DUI and driving with a BAC of over .08. Some messes blamed Ariana for Mac’s problems and she slapped them down with her ponytail. Mac had a court hearing scheduled for September 11.
And because we live in a world where I report about someone’s last tweet, this is one of the last things Mac Miller tweeted:
I just wanna go on tour
— Mac (@MacMiller) September 7, 2018
Rest in peace, Mac Miller.
This is devastating news for anyone who ever had a thing for dark-and-handsome 1970’s hunks with thick mustaches and even thicker chest hair. UsWeekly is reporting that Burt Reynolds has died at the age of 82 after going into cardiac arrest at a hospital in Florida. His family was by his side at the time of his passing.
Random IS Robin Leach and John McCain shuffling off to the afterworld together. But random REALLY IS Neil Simon joining them. Because Neil Simon’s publicist and friend Bill Evans confirms to The New York Times that the legendary master of comedy died today. TMZ says that Neil Simon died at 1 this morning EST. His wife, Elaine Joyce Simon, and his daughters, Ellen and Nancy Simon were with him at the time. He had been on life support after he was hospitalized with renal failure and complications from pneumonia. Neil, who also had Alzheimer’s and dementia, got a kidney transplant from Bill Evans in 2004. He was 91.
TMZ reports that Max Lomas died from a suspected overdose. He was only 25. Max Lomas was the alleged drug dealer who, along with her unofficial adopted brother/fiancé/shady character Nick Gordon, discovered Bobbi Kristina Brown in the bathtub of her Alpharetta, GA home on January 31, 2015. Bobbi was put into an induced coma and tragically died of lobar pneumonia six months later.
Back in May, Margot Kidder died at her home in Montana at the age of 69. At the time of her death, the Park County Attorney reported that an unknown person called 911 after finding Margot unresponsive in her house. Margot’s manager Camilla Fluxman Pines claimed that she had died peacefully in her sleep, but authorities said they were going to investigate. A statement was released by the Park County coroner yesterday, and they’ve determined the cause of death to be suicide, specifically a “self-inflicted drug and alcohol overdose.” The coroner wasn’t specific, but they don’t really need to be; whatever the culprit, it’s still a pile of sadness.
If you’re a child of the 80s, then the piece of you who wanted Mrs. Garrett to raise you just broke off, turned to dust and was carried away by the night wind. Because Entertainment Weekly confirms that the human spoonful of ginger sugar named Charlotte Rae died today at her home in Los Angeles. Her cause of death wasn’t released, but she was diagnosed with bone cancer in April of 2017 after battling pancreatic cancer in 2010. She was 92. When it comes to that phrase, “you take the good, you take the bad,” Charlotte Rae dying is definitely bad and I don’t want to take it.