Utter disbelief took over Twitter as Mac Miller fans everywhere turned to social media to remember the rapper, who was found dead on Friday of an apparent overdose. He was 26.
Miller, whose real name was Malcolm James McCormick, had struggled with substance abuse in the past. Just last month, the Los Angeles Attorney’s Office officially charged the rapper with a DUI stemming from a car accident in May in the San Fernando Valley.
He had been open about his struggles previously, referencing drug abuse and death in his music, particularly in the largely autobiographical 2014 mixtape “Faces.” “I used to rap super openly about really dark s—,” he told Vulture in a profile that published on Thursday. “That’s what I was experiencing at the time. That’s fine, that’s good, that’s life. It should be all the emotions.”
Chance The Rapper looked back on his touring experience with Miller and credited him with helping launch his career. “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,” he tweeted.
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 (@chancetherapper) September 7, 2018
Snoop Dogg, who acted alongside Miller in “Scary Movie 5,” also paid tribute to the young rapper with a clip of their scene together. “So sad u gone home young Mac I had to post this to smile and think about the good Time we had on the set of this movie man god bless ya family. Pittsburg we lost a real one today,” he tweeted.
So sad u gone home young Mac I had to post this to smile and think about the good Time we had on the set of this movie man god bless ya family. Pittsburg we lost a real one today 🌟 @macmiller 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/AZkqUlhm1V
— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) September 7, 2018
Some stars also took to Instagram in remembrance of Miller. Singer John Mayer wrote “I’m so sad that you couldn’t stay, Mac. I’m so terribly sad,” and actor Timothée Chalamet posted a black rectangle on his Instagram Story with Miller’s music playing in the background.
See more reactions below.
I cannot imagine what Mac Miller’s family and loved ones are feeling right now. I send love to his family, his friends, and his fans. pic.twitter.com/k32Em8kct1
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) September 7, 2018
God fucking dammit. You were such an incredible person. You changed so many lives. Had so much love in your heart. You inspired me throughout highschool, and I wouldn't be where I was today without you. Never a more kind and sincere and beautiful person. I fucking love you mac.
— Posty (@PostMalone) September 7, 2018
We'll make that album one day bubba. Miss you so much.
— Posty (@PostMalone) September 7, 2018
— h (@halsey) September 7, 2018
so sad. mac miller was a great dude. when i began my career he went out of his way to talk to me on the phone and give me advice. an amazing artist and human being
— Dave (@lildickytweets) September 7, 2018
love you bro pic.twitter.com/JEVYgKOjPd
— Khalid (@thegreatkhalid) September 7, 2018
Unreal. So sad. RIP Mac Miller ❤️
Rest In Peace to the great soul Mac Miller
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) September 7, 2018
Rest in your peace Mac Miller.
Always exuded so much kindness and goodness.
Thank you for sharing your gifts with us all.
— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) September 7, 2018
Heart broken and beyond sad. @MacMiller was a friend and such a great dood. Such a talent. RIP Mac. Love you brother.
— Nick Swardson (@NickSwardson) September 7, 2018
this is incredibly sad. mac miller was a great person and my friend
— rex orange county (@rexorangecounty) September 7, 2018
Long Live Mac Miller, Rest In Peace We Love You
— Jaden (@jaden) September 7, 2018
RIP Mac Miller 🙏🏾
— Soulja Boy (Drako) (@souljaboy) September 7, 2018
Although I didn’t know Mac Miller, he was a fantastic artist. Sending his family and friends love during this difficult time.
— Ariel Winter (@arielwinter1) September 7, 2018
I’m so fucked up right now this is so sad I can’t believe it R.I.P. MAC MILLER
— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) September 7, 2018
RIP Mac Miller ❤️
— Carter Reynolds (@carterreynolds) September 7, 2018
I am so deeply saddened to hear of the passing of @MacMiller. Sending love and light to all of his friends, family and fans.
— Bebe Rexha (@BebeRexha) September 7, 2018
I listened to K.I.D.S. on a daily basis back in the day.. Was awesome to see a kid from Pittsburgh rep the city and find massive amounts of success.. Hate to see it end this way. But thank you for your creative genius & rest easy @MacMiller 👏🏻 https://t.co/xpWlcBSUoR
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) September 7, 2018
I’ve been praying for Mac. You wanna see good people make it out of whatever darkness they’re in. It hurts my heart to see this good dude, gone. Just saw him and he made sure he came over to me to say “Hello”. I’ll remember #MacMiller just like this pic.
Rest In Paradise, Fam. pic.twitter.com/lNA3KFJ3Yc
— Big Boy (@BigBoy) September 7, 2018
Rip Mac Miller. Damn
— Desus Nice (@desusnice) September 7, 2018