Jewish rapper Mac Miller found dead at 26

"The day that I die they will turn me to an icon."

By JTA, REUTERS
September 8, 2018 19:00
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Jewish rapper Mac Miller found dead at 26

U.S. rapper Mac Miller.. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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Rapper Mac Miller was found dead of an apparent drug overdose on Friday, TMZ reported.

The 26-year-old struggled with substance abuse for years, including during a high-profile relationship with pop star Ariana Grande.

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According to TMZ, Miller was found by police at his home in California’s San Fernando Valley, and pronounced dead at the scene. He was about to start a concert tour next month.

Miller was born to a Christian father and Jewish mother in Pittsburgh. He has talked about having a bar mitzvah and celebrating Jewish holidays growing up. He also has a Star of David tattoo on his hand.

In his song “S.D.S,” he describes himself as a “Jewish Buddhist tryna consume the views of Christianity.”



American singer Solange Piaget Knowles mourned his death by saying "he always exuded so much kindness and goodness."

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American rapper Melissa Arnette Elliott said that she is "saddened" and sent "prayers for strength for his family and friends and fans."  

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