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.
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.
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.
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