Mac Miller has been honoured with a vigil in his hometown of Pittsburgh.
Mac Miller has been honoured with a vigil in his hometown.
The rapper passed away tragically last week at the age of 26 of a suspected overdose and now his fans have paid tribute to him with a celebration of his life at Frick Park in his hometown of Pittsburgh.
A post on Facebook reads: ''We would like to bring the city together in full force for this legendary icon. Mac deserves to be sent off with an evening of celebrating his life, discussing his struggles, and remembering his stories; most importantly for his iconic work that brought joy into the lives of everybody who listened. We are welcoming all artists to come and paint, create, draw, live tribute art for this event.''
At the time of his passing, Mac's family issued a statement about his death.
It read: ''Malcolm McCormick, known and adored by fans as Mac Miller,
has tragically passed away at the age of 26. He was a bright light in
this world for his family, friends and fans. Thank you for your
prayers. Please respect our privacy. There are no further details as
to the cause of his death at this time.''
Mac had battled substance abuse issues for years and in 2013, he admitted he had battled drug addiction and depression.
He said at the time: ''I love lean; it's great ... I was not happy and I was on lean very heavy. I was so f***ed up all the time it was bad. My friends couldn't even look at me the same. I was lost.''
He added in 2015: ''I had a drug problem for a long time. It wasn't just in music, but I definitely was going through a drug problem and I think it was more my state of mind. I was just pretty depressed.''
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