Stars pay tribute to US rapper

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9 September, 2018 13:07 PM

Stars pay tribute to US rapper

Grande suspended comments on her Instagram account on Friday shortly after Miller's death: Getty Images

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Musicians have been expressing their sadness and paying tribute to US rapper Mac Miller, who was found dead at his California home on Friday aged 26.

"It's so heartbreaking," singer Ed Sheeran wrote on Instagram, describing the rapper as "such a sweetheart".

Snoop Dogg, Chance the Rapper and Missy Elliott have also shared messages, reports BBC.

Miller, whose real name was Malcolm James McCormick, was often open about his substance abuse and reportedly died from a suspected overdose.

"I'm so saddened to hear about Mac Miller, such a kind spirit," wrote fellow rapper Missy Elliott, adding that she was sending "prayers for strength" to his family.

In a moving tweet, Chance the Rapper said he was "completely broken" after hearing the news and described Miller as "one of the sweetest guys I ever knew".

The legendary West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg said that Pittsburgh, the city in Pennsylvania where Miller was born, had "lost a real one".

"Words can't express how much I loved Mac," said the guitarist and producer Thundercat, adding: "If I could have been with him all the time I would have, happy for the time we spent together. I will always celebrate his life."