Ariana Grande disables Instagram comments after ex Mac Miller's death

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

Meanwhile, another source told Entertainment Tonight, that Ariana Grande is "devastated" by Mac Miller's death, and that she had always hoped the rapper would find the help he so desperately needed for his substance abuse issues.

"Malcolm McCormick, known and adored by fans as Mac Miller, has tragically passed away at the age of 26". Mac was found Friday around noon at his San Fernando Valley home and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Though an official cause-of-death has yet to be released, intitial reports suggest Miller died following a drug overdose. In 2012, his first album, "Blue Slide Park", became the first independent debut album to hit the top of the Billboard chart in more than 16 years.

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His most recent album, Swimming, was just released on August 3 and was due to go on tour next month.

However, and despite Miller's historic battles with addiction, Ms Grande and her new partner have been at the receiving end of huge amounts of online abuse since the death was announced by TMZ on Friday.

We invite you to share condolences for Mac Miller in his Guest Book. I can not take this anymore, life is too short... He was a bright light in this world for his family, friends and fans.

Miller had been in a long-term relationship with Ariana Grande, 25, which ended this past May.

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After their breakup, Grande had responded to a fan who blamed her for the rapper's reported DUI arrest, saying doing so was minimizing her own self-worth. Yet another wrote, "I HOPE YOURE HAPPY WITH PETE", referring to Grande's current engagement to Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson. "One social media user goes as far I accusing her of murder:" It's amusing because you actually did kill him".

Grande, after a Twitter user appeared to blame her for the break-up, wrote on the social media platform in May that the relationship was "toxic" and she had "cared for him and tried to support his sobriety & prayed for his balance for years". I feel like the public perception of me varies on who you ask. He said, "I'm a human being".

Later Friday afternoon, Grande's Instagram comments were re-enabled on some of her posts.

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