Just a few days ago, the music world was left broken after the totally unforeseen death of hip-hop artist Mac Miller. Not only did the passing of Miller leave a tear in the heart of many fans, but also afflicted fellow musicians.
Donald Glover, a.k.a. Childish Gambino has been one of the most recent to pay tribute to Miller, during the Chicago leg of his tour, dedicating a performance of Riot to him.
“I’m a very sensitive person…but this Mac Miller shit got me fucked up…he was so nice. He was the sweetest guy, he was so nice. And we were both internet music kids, and a lot of critics were like, ‘this corny-ass white dude, this corny-ass black dude,’ and we used to talk. And this kid, he just loved music.”
Glover was amongst many to open up and publicly express their affection for Miller and the sadness for his passing.
Both Elton John and G-Eazy dedicated songs to Miller at their recent shows:
Elton John dedicates Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me to Mac Miller: “Mac, wherever you are, I hope you’re happy now” 😢 pic.twitter.com/oJHNfVFqdz
— Maeve McDermott (@maeve_mcdermott) September 9, 2018
The fact you came out performed 1000%, dedicated Everything Will Be Ok to @MacMiller, cried in front of us all, and continued to perform…. we fucking love you Gerald. Thank you for changing my life and many others. @G_Eazy pic.twitter.com/G4ke5Y31qt
— Essency (@EssencyTrap) September 8, 2018
As well as countless artists paying tribute via social media:
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
I’m so saddened to hear about @MacMiller☹️😩 such a kind spirit Sending prayers for strength for his family & friends & fans during this difficult time🙏🏾
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) September 7, 2018
Long Live Mac Miller, Rest In Peace We Love You
— Jaden Smith (@officialjaden) September 7, 2018
love you bro pic.twitter.com/JEVYgKOjPd
— Khalid (@thegreatkhalid) 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
— TOP DAWG ENT (@TopDawgEnt) September 7, 2018
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
Praying for Mac’s family and that he rest easy 🙏🏽👼🏽 #pgh #412
— Wiz Khalifa (@wizkhalifa) September 7, 2018
A public vigil will take place for Mac Miller in his hometown of Pittsburgh on September 11, 2018, 7pm at Frick Park, Blue Slide Park. For details or more information, head to the Facebook page.
Cover image via Facebook @donaldglover and Instagram @macmiller.