Mac Miller, who grew up in Point Breeze to become a chart-topping rap artist, died Friday at the age of 26.
His death sent shockwaves through Pittsburgh, which had embraced the charismatic rapper who named his first album after his childhood playground.
Some of the reaction:
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
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
Praying for Mac’s family and that he rest easy 🙏🏽👼🏽 #pgh #412— Wiz Khalifa (@wizkhalifa) September 7, 2018
Wow bro ... Rest easy @MacMiller Damn cuz 😢— Chevy Woods (@CHEVYWOODS) September 7, 2018
RIP LARRY!— Sonny (@SonnyDigital) September 7, 2018
Bruh ... I just don’t get it .... I love u forever bro 😔😔😔😔😔 dog I’m hurt .... that was my day 1 bro— JEAN CLAUDE (@CardoGotWings) September 7, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers go out to friends and family of Mac Miller. Pittsburgh lost a great musician and performer today, one of our own. <3— PPG Paints Arena (@PPGPaintsArena) September 7, 2018
We are deeply saddened to have learned about the tragic passing of 2010 Pittsburgh Allderdice alum @MacMiller. We wish to extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/3tRC4ZonfW— Pgh Public Schools (@PPSnews) September 7, 2018
RIP MAC MILLER— Cam Heyward (@CamHeyward) September 7, 2018
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The impact stretched beyond western Pennsylvania into the music community at large.
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
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
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.— CHARLIE PUTH (@charlieputh) September 7, 2018
I cannot imagine what Mac Miller’s family and loved ones are feeling right now. I send love to his family, his friends, and his fans. pic.twitter.com/k32Em8kct1— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) September 7, 2018
such sad news! I cant believe it. Rest in peace Mac— DUA LIPA (@DUALIPA) September 7, 2018
I’m so saddened to hear about @MacMiller☹️😩 such a kind spirit Sending prayers for strength for his family & friends & fans during this difficult time🙏🏾— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) September 7, 2018
Rest in your peace Mac Miller.— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) September 7, 2018
Always exuded so much kindness and goodness.
Thank you for sharing your gifts with us all.
Rest In Peace to the great soul Mac Miller— J. Cole (@JColeNC) September 7, 2018
Unreal. So sad. RIP Mac Miller ❤️— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) September 7, 2018
Rest In Peace Mac Miller. It’s a sad day.— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) September 7, 2018
I recently met Mac Miller and found him to be such a lovely, talented, kind guy. What a sad loss. Sending love to his family and fans.— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) September 7, 2018
My guy MAC MILLER...rest up bro 🙏🏾— FUTURE/FREEBANDZ (@1future) September 7, 2018
so sad. mac miller was a great dude. when i began my career he went out of his way to talk to me on the phone and give me advice. an amazing artist and human being— LD (@lildickytweets) September 7, 2018
Damn... Rest In Peace, Mac Miller. My heart breaks for his family and friends. 💔— MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris) September 7, 2018
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