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09/09/2018 08:26 BST | Updated 10/09/2018 09:24 BST

Mac Miller Dead: Ariana Grande Posts Instagram Tribute To Late Ex-Boyfriend

The pair dated for two years, announcing their split in May 2018.

Ariana Grande has posted a photo tribute to ex-boyfriend Mac Miller, following the news of his death at the age of 26.

The ‘Sweetener’ singer dated Mac Miller for two years until they eventually announced they had gone their separate ways in May of this year.

While tributes to the late rapper - real name Malcolm James McCormick - have been pouring in since it was reported that he had been found dead at his home on Friday night, Ariana has now remembered him in her own way, posting a simple black and white photo of the star on her Instagram page.

In the hours after Miller’s death was first reported, it emerged that comments had been disabled on Grande’s Instagram account, as she had been receiving abusive and upsetting messages from his fans.

Miller and Grande began dating in August 2016, shortly after which she was featured on his track ‘My Favorite Part’.

He also contributed to an official remix of her song ‘Into You’, while the two had also worked together on the song ‘My Way’ years before getting together, which they performed at the One Love Manchester benefit concert last year.

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Mac Miller and Ariana Grande at One Love Manchester last year

Miller had a long history with substance abuse and spoke openly about his issues on multiple occasions. In May, he was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), after totalling his car and fleeing the scene.

He previously overcame an addiction to promethazine in 2012 and talked about his drug use in a 12-minute documentary called ‘Stopped Making Excuses’, which came out in 2016.

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