Rapper Mac Miller died Friday, Sept. 7 at age 26. According to reports, Miller, who had a history of substance abuse, died of an alleged overdose. His former girlfriend, Ariana Grande, said that his substance abuse issues were a big factor in ending their two-year relationship.
Following his death, celebrities flocked to social media to share their thoughts on Miller’s passing and to pay tribute to the late rapper.
You can check out some of the celebrity reaction below.
Miller’s longtime friend and fellow Pittsburgh rapper/Taylor Allderdice High School alum Wiz Khalifa was among the first to comment on Miller’s passing. “Praying for Mac’s family and that he rest easy 🙏🏽👼🏽 #pgh #412,” Khalifa wrote.
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell also commented on Miller’s death, writing: “NOOO! I do not wanna believe my brother is dead! I cannot take this anymore, life is too short…I just know you’re now in a better place now than this place we call Earth @MacMiller …I love you bro, and will miss youu 😭”
“I dont know what to say Mac Miller took me on my second tour ever. But beyond helping me launch my career he was one of the sweetest guys I ever knew. Great man. I loved him for real. Im completely broken. God bless him,” Chance the Rapper added.
You can check out more celebrity reaction below.
Malcolm James McCormick, best known by his stage name Mac Miller was a American rapper, singer and record producer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He who was born on January 19, 1992 and raised in the Point Breeze part of Pittsburgh. Malcolm would go on to attend Winchester Thurston School and Taylor Allderdice High School.
First breaking into the industry with a mixtape But My Mackin’ Ain’t Easy in 2007. In May 2018, Miller was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and hit and run after allegedly crashing into and knocking down a power pole and fleeing the scene with two passengers.
If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).