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.
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