According to News Reports, Mac Miller Found Dead at Age 26

According to TMZ, Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller has been found dead at age 26 in his California home of an apparent drug overdose.

Miller was born Malcolm McCormick and began his rap career while a student at Taylor Allderdice High School. His first album Blue Slide Park (with a name inspired by a Frick Park playground and its distinctive slide) debut at #1 on the album charts and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Miller had just released his fifth album, Swimming, last month, and performed a Tiny Desk concert for NPR in conjunction with its release.

Fellow Pittsburgh native Wiz Khalifa tweeted condolences to Miller's family, and other musicians and fans also took to Twitter to pay tribute and express their grief.