Ariana Grande posts Mac Miller photo on Instagram after his death

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His death comes just four months after his split from Ariana and the "Love Me Harder" singer was forced to turn off her Instagram comments after trolls kept leaving her harsh comments of blame.

Miller, a platinum-selling USA musician and the former partner of Grande, was found unresponsive at his home in Los Angeles on Friday morning after a reported overdose.

Shortly after they parted ways, Grande responded to a fan on Twitter who criticised her for dumping him and said their relationship had been "toxic".

Fellow pop star Ariana Grande, who dated Miller seriously for almost two years, has not publicly addressed news of his death.

News. They said, "Malcolm McCormick, known and adored by fans as Mac Miller, has tragically passed away at the age of 26".

After Grande and Miller's split, the rapper was arrested and later charged with two counts of driving under the influence in August following a May DUI arrest in Los Angeles, California. "There are no further details as to the cause of his death at this time".

The couple split after almost two years of dating in early May.

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That he was battling addiction and struggling with depression was brought to light in his final interview with Vulture that was published Thursday.

Sources claim there was no "obvious" evidence of drug use at the scene, but toxicology tests have been ordered to determine if substance abuse played a part in his passing. Let's rise above the negativity and keep Miller's family, friends, and Ariana in our prayers.

Tributes to Miller came from rappers including Wiz Khalifa, a fellow Pittsburgh artist who took Miller under his wing.

Her message was simple: "Rest easy, insane kid".

Three time Grammy award-winning rapper and songwriter Chance The Rapper said: "I don't know what to say Mac Miller took me on my second tour ever".

He talked about his quest for sobriety in a 2016 Vogue profile, saying, "I'm just changing how I live life, my state of mind..."