The news of Mac Miller’s death had barely broken Friday afternoon before an outpouring of mourning and condolences flooded social media from his fellow rappers and celebrities as well as fans alike. Miller was reportedly found dead in his southern California home from a drug overdose. He was just 26 years old.
Many of the social media posts of condolences focused on how much of Miller’s content for his music dealt with topics such as depression and drug use. Other social media users made sure to call out certain media outlets for describing Miller as Ariana Grande’s ex-boyfriend instead of recognizing him for being a popular rapper in his own right.
The Pittsburgh native told Vulture last month that he wanted to find a balance between being happy and sad.
“I really wouldn’t want just happiness,” he said during an interview that took place last month but was published on Thursday. “And I don’t want just sadness either. I don’t want to be depressed. I want to be able to have good days and bad days … I can’t imagine not waking up sometimes and being like, ‘I don’t feel like doing shit.’ And then having days where you wake up and you feel on top of the world.”
Miller had just released his fifth studio album, “Swimming,” last month. The LP landed in the top five of the Billboard charts.
Rappers like J Cole and Chance the Rapper took to Twitter to wish Miller peace in his final resting place, while some fans posted about what an inspiration he was to them in life.
Scroll down to see other notable social media responses to Miller’s tragic and untimely death.
Rappers, Celebrities And Fans React To Mac Miller’s Death was originally published on newsone.com
I remember speaking with Mac Miller like it was yesterday. His commitment to the work of social justice was so clear. RIP Mac. pic.twitter.com/1orssc1vVM— deray (@deray) September 7, 2018
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
Long Live Mac Miller, Rest In Peace We Love You— Jaden (@jaden) September 7, 2018
Unreal. So sad. RIP Mac Miller ❤️— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) September 7, 2018
Mac miller.. thank you for getting me through one of the toughest times in my life and helping me cope with my fathers death.. I will never stop listening. Took this at my first Concert ever.. a Mac Miller one. Thank you for the memories ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Tl7pMQKYwM— Luke Keyes (@lukeyes_) September 7, 2018
Rest In Peace to the great soul Mac Miller— J. Cole (@JColeNC) September 7, 2018
Rest in Peace Mac Miller— 1% Aeolus (@Aeolus) September 7, 2018
He talked about this before in one of his songs, I can't believe what has happened. pic.twitter.com/OdUU2XgbES
Rest In Peace Mac Miller.— kid Fonque (@KidFonque) September 7, 2018
I will always love and play your music ❤️ pic.twitter.com/ld5V8aZfuV
In 2009 a kid from PGH hit me on MySpace, said he was a fan/fellow MC & wanted to collab. We connected and made “Pen Game”. Years later everytime we hung out he’d say “I was the only 17 yr old with a Skyzoo verse! They can’t fuck with me!” His name was Mac Miller. RIP my G— Skyzoo (@skyzoo) September 7, 2018
Mac Miller Discography🌊— DatPiff (@DatPiff) September 7, 2018
Blue Slide Park
Watching Movies with the Sound Off
The Divine Feminine
12 Mixtapes which include:
The High Life
Best Day Ever
I Love Life, Thank You
A Diverse and Creative Artist
RIP Mac❤️ pic.twitter.com/OUqO6Lw1dg
Damn these Mac Miller lyrics are haunting now pic.twitter.com/AeF7JZnApB— Jay King (@ByJayKing) September 7, 2018
Wow. Rest up Mac Miller. 🙏🏽— Joell Ortiz (@JoellOrtiz) September 7, 2018