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Autopsy to determine how US rapper Mac Miller died

Published:Saturday | September 8, 2018 | 9:09 AM
US rapper Mac Miller

An autopsy is to be conducted to determine the cause of death for United States (US) rapper Mac Miller.

The rapper, whose real name was Malcolm James McCormick, was found dead inside his California home yesterday, the Los Angeles coroner has confirmed.

Media reports say the 26-year-old, who was open about his substance abuse problem, died from an apparent overdose.

"The music artiste known as Mac Miller died today [yesterday] in his Studio City home," the LA County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner said in a statement.

"In the late morning of September 7, Malcolm McCormick was found unresponsive...authorities were called and Miller was pronounced dead at the scene,” the statement said.

"At this time, an autopsy is pending and a cause of death has not been determined," it continued.

Mac Miller rose to fame after topping US charts with his debut album in 2011.

His latest record Swimming was released earlier this year and he was due to go on tour.

Miller went through a well-publicised break-up with singer and girlfriend Ariana Grande earlier this year.

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