photo: Instagram / Mac Miller

TMZ has reported that the 26-year-old Mac Miller has died of an alleged overdose. Mac Miller or Malcolm James McCormick is known for his top-charting hip hop album "Blue Side Park." The album is the first rap album, from an independent record label, in history to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200. 

The death comes as a shock to fans and friends, although the rapper's struggle with substance abuse has been well-documented. 

TMZ has reported that the rapper Mac Miller has died at the age of 26.

"Mac was found Friday at around noon at his San Fernando Valley home and was pronounced dead at the scene," according to TMZ.

Earlier in May, Miller was charged with a DUI and hit-and-run after crashing his G-Wagon. 

"He fled the scene but cops say he later confessed at his home. He blew 2 times the legal limit," according to TMZ

The rapper is known for his public relationship with Ariana Grande, who allegedly split with Miller due to his substance abuse issues. 

Earlier in 2018, a Twitter user blamed Ariana for abandoning the rapper in his time of need. 

“I am not a baby sitter or a mother and no woman should feel like they need to be. I have care fro him and tried to support his sobriety for years…blaming a woman for a man’s inability to keep his sh-t together is a very major problem," Ariana wrote in response to the accusations. 

Mac's death comes in the wake of singer Demi Lovato's alleged overdose. 

"I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction. What I've learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time. It is something I must continue to overcome and have not done yet," Lovato wrote. 

"I now need time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery. The love you have all shown me will never be forgotten and I look forward to the day where I can say I came out on the other side. I will keep fighting," she said. 

Friends and celebrities are morning the loss of the young rapper gone too soon. 

If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse please visit or call the national helpline at: 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or www.SAMHSA.gov.