Music seems to be losing its finest, even faster than we can make new ones.
We are barely in to the third month of the second half of this year, and death just claimed its second music artist – Mac Miller.
First, it was the Memphis born Aretha Franklin, who died at 76 years of age, and now it is Mac Miller.
Miller who was a known drug abuser, and who had always been open about his issues with drug, was found dead at his home in San Fernando Valley on September 7. Though the official reports of his autopsy are yet to be made public, it is widely believed that the 26 year old “Smaller Worlds” rapper died of a drug overdose.
He was also the longtime boyfriend of Ariana Grande, with the two haven separated earlier this year. So who was Mac Miler?
Born in Pittsburgh on 19 January 1992, Miler gained worldwide fame in 2011, at age 19, when he released “Blue Side Park”, which rose to number one on Billboard. He then went on to release other songs, including “Fight the feeling” in 2012, with his most recent albums being “Swimming” and “The Divine Feminine”.
Before his demise, Miller had been dating pop sensation Ariana Grande. The couple had being seeing each other since 2016, but later had a public breakup earlier this year, with Ariana posting the following statement on social media:
“I am not a babysitter or a mother and no woman should feel that they need to be. I have cared from him and tried to support his sobriety & prayed for his balance for years (and always will of course) but shaming/blaming women for a man’s inability to keep his shit together is a very major problem”.
Like the rest of the music world and fans of Miller, Ariana has been hit pretty hard by the passing of her ex boyfriend, even going ahead to release never before seen pictures from their time together. However, after Miller was announced death, fans quickly turned on Grande, blaming her for the passing on of the star. Grande was forced to turn off comments on her Instagram page, to avoid more of those “It is your fault” accusations. The duo had released some songs together, and Miller was there to support Grande during her One Love Manchester concert. He had been preparing to go on tour, with his last Twitter post reading:
“I just wanna go on tour”
Miller’s death was a hard pill to swallow by his over 8 million social media followers. His songs have been streamed more on all major music sites, as people try to hang on to a memory of his essence.
He will be remembered for his “The Divine Feminine” album, which he dedicated to Grande just before their break up. Tributes have been pouring in from fans and stars all over the world. Miller truly inspired a lot of lives. We will miss him.
“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.”
Chance The Rapper
“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.”
Can’t believe it was six years ago, we were working in Miami on Pink Slime. I just wanted to make the hardest records with you. And then I discovered you could sing too. And I kept telling you you could sing, but you didn’t want to hear it. And your latest project has all the singing… Very happy for you, but can’t believe that this is the moment I got to tell you that. Sending deepest condolences to your family. RIP Mac Miller.