Music world reacts to news of Mac Miller’s death
Mac Miller‘s passing has sent ripples across the world of music, shocking and saddening fans and artists alike. The rapper reportedly died Aug. 7 of an overdose in his San Fernando home, as reported by TMZ. As the news spread, musicians began processing their thoughts and offerings their thoughts on the Miller’s death.
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
Rest In Peace Mac Miller. It’s a sad day.
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) September 7, 2018
— “KKAAYYTTRRAA” (@KAYTRANADA) 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.
— Beerbongs & Bentleys (@PostMalone) 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
I can’t keep losing friends like this…I wish I spent more time with you these past weeks…I’m so sorry… rip MAC…you wrote the soundtrack to my college years and I’m so happy I got to know you…this sucks this really really sucks.
— CHARLIE PUTH (@charlieputh) September 7, 2018
Every picture on my timeline is Mac.. every person in music knew him and loved him.. I haven’t been close to a person that had so powerful of a personality
— Diplo ⚡️ (@diplo) September 8, 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
Many artists coupled condolences and tributes with offers of support and a plea to the public to check up on friends who may be struggling.
Never had the chance to meet Mac Miller but was a huge fan of his music. Our prayers go out to his family and friends. And for those struggling with addiction or know someone who is, please seek help you are not alone these things don’t just get better
— THE CHAINSMOKERS (@TheChainsmokers) September 7, 2018
This is a message for anybody in this game that’s going through something. If you don’t feel right, if you feel you have a substance problem, if you need a ear to vent to. If you uncomfortable talking to people around you. Please reach out to me.
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) September 7, 2018
Please be mindful and supportive of your friends and family when they tell you they are struggling with depression. It’s literally soul cancer and there is no chemotherapy or surgical procedure for it. It spares no one. Love & acceptance are among the very few things that help.
— Denis (@Gramatik) September 8, 2018
Just a little bit of my story. It’s taking me a lot to press the “send tweet” button but I know if I can touch at least 1 life. It’s worth it. pic.twitter.com/xqXOh2m6T0
— ookay (@Ookay) September 7, 2018
Photo credit: Jules Muir