It has been two years since 26-year-old Mac Miller passed away from an accidental drug overdose. Although he is no longer here with us physically, his impact on music continues to live on and his fans, family and friends are honoring him on social media.
Since his tragic death, the late rapper has been nominated for a posthumous Grammy award for his fifth studio album, Swimming. Earlier this year, his team released his first posthumous album titled Circles. The LP debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and was followed by a deluxe version which featured two new songs.
Many celebrities and close friends of the late star took to social media to pay tribute. “R.I.P. Mac Miller. I miss you mane,” Juicy J tweeted.
Wale took to social media to show love to Miller as well. “Mac Miller [blue heart emoji] 4L,” he tweeted. He also retweeted an old video of the late rapper talking about how life is good and encouraging people to have fun and spread love.
Author Mike Majlak tweeted, “Two years ago today. A tragic loss for music and the world as a whole. Still hurts to think about how much he helped me escape my demons, and then ultimately failed to escape his own. Spread a little extra love today. #macmiller.”
Back in July, the rapper’s team announced that they are working on a project and want Miller’s fans to be involved. “Mac Miller’s team is working on an untitled project to celebrate Malcom and his music,” the statement read. “His art touched so many lives, in so many ways.”
Fans can contribute to the upcoming effort by sharing their memories of Miller and his music. Fans can also call a telephone number and leave their thoughts via voicemail. “A toll-free phone number has been set up to collect your stories, thoughts and wishes as part of this project. Your offerings are deeply appreciated,” the statement adds.
Check out more tributes to Miller below.