Rapper Mac Miller was young and at the top of his craft when he suddenly died on Friday at age 26 in what was said to be an apparent drug overdose.
A source told People Magazine the rapper had gone into cardiac arrest after appearing to suffer a drug overdose.
In the day following his devastating loss, Twitter and Instagram is overcome with tributes.
“Rest In Peace to the great soul Mac Miller,” J. Cole tweeted. “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.”
Chance the Rapper wrote in a series of tweets, “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. Its so crazy cause [Earl Sweatshirt] literally hit me up this morning him and [Vince Staples] were real friends I met at a pivotal time in my life through mac. This shit hurts so bad. If you love someone [make] sure u tell em.”
Halsey wrote a tribute to Miller on Instagram: “Today is a bad dream. Thank you Mac. For being a visionary. A smiling, laughing, kindhearted individual. Thank you for being the soundtrack to my high-school years. For giving me songs I knew every single word to and screamed at the top of my lungs in my first car the year I got my license. Thank you for giving me punchlines and inside jokes with my best friends.”
NOOO! I do not wanna believe my brother is dead! I cannot take this anymore, life is too short…I just know you’re now in a better place now than this place we call Earth @MacMiller …I love you bro, and will miss youu 😭
— Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) September 7, 2018
Mac Miller was Pittsburgh. My last encounter w/ him was when I was on the Pirates and he came to a game in LA. He sat right next to our dugout and cheered throughout the entire game. Literally standing and screaming every time I ran in from defense. You will be missed bro. RIP
— andrew mccutchen (@TheCUTCH22) September 8, 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
this hurts my heart man RIP bro @MacMiller
— Khalid (@thegreatkhalid) September 7, 2018
Yesterday we lost a member of our Pittsburgh family. @MacMiller was not just a part of music, he was part of our town.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and fans.
Your friends on Fifth Ave will remember you fondly. pic.twitter.com/Qc4JgNQhQS
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) September 8, 2018
If you think you have a problem, always get help and always know that there’s people out there who are there for you and will be devastated without you.