Pittsburgh, USA, homes a park known to millions because of one man – Malcolm James McCormick. McCormick, more commonly known as Mac Miller, passed away on Friday, 7 September, 2018. As a source of hope and inspiration to people across the world, his death can be described as nothing but devastating. From the moment he mentioned Blue Slide Park, Mac felt like your best friend that you never got to meet.
Friday evening marked the start of tears and tributes pouring in from all parts of the globe. At just 26 years old, Mac Miller had managed to influence and save the lives of so many through his music, unfortunately this didn’t include his own. Tears and an overwhelming sense of sadness have overcome all of his fans, but now is the time to celebrate the life of Mac Miller and recognise him for what he was, everybody’s favourite person in the world!
Watching just one episode of his hit TV series -”Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family” – was enough to for Mac to win you over. His laughter was infectious, his tenacity for adventure and energy for life unrivaled – he made you believe that you could do anything in the world! This is what was so special about the man, and the reason he impacted so many, his happiness, made you happy.
His development as an artist was incredible to witness. From the release of Blue Slide Park in 2011, to Swimming just a few weeks ago, you experienced the highs and the lows with him.
The maturity that he was beginning to show, and the tracks that he was releasing, showed us all why he was set to go down as one of the greats! From EZ Mac to Larry Fisherman, through the mix tracks and the studio albums, Mac gave his all for his fans. He was different from the rest, he didn’t set out to sell records, he set out to make music and tell a story with it, and this is what made him so special.
”No matter where life takes me, you’ll find me with a smile. Presumed to be happy, always laughing like a child. I never thought life could be this sweet! It’s got me cheesing from cheek to cheek!”- Mac Miller in Best day Ever
Mac, you left us too soon. 26 years was never enough, 126 years could never have been enough. You were in a class of your own, and you will live on forever, not just through your music, but through the people whose lives you changed forever! You left us too soon and will always be missed, thank you for everything. Rest easy, Mac.