He was reportedly found in his Studio City, Calif., home. Variety has reached out to Miller’s camp for more information.
Miller, whose real name is Malcolm James McCormick, had struggled with substance abuse in the past. Just last month, the Los Angeles Attorney’s Office officially charged the rapper with a DUI stemming from a car accident in May in the San Fernando Valley.
He had been open about his struggles previously, referencing drug abuse and death in his music, particularly in the largely autobiographical 2014 mixtape “Faces.” “I used to rap super openly about really dark s—,” he told Vulture in a profile that published on Thursday. “That’s what I was experiencing at the time. That’s fine, that’s good, that’s life. It should be all the emotions.”
I always feel a bit guilty when someone dies from the entertainment world that I have never heard of. One more year and he would have joined an elite crowd of rockers.
May he rest in peace.