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Celebrities React to Mac Miller’s Death

After the shocking and tragic news of Mac Miller’s death on Friday, many celebrities took to social media to express their condolences and grief.

Chance The Rapper reminisced on how Miller took him on his second tour and helped with his career.  

 Kehlani posted an emotional caption on Instagram about her close friend.

John Mayer posted two Instagram posts in honor of his death.  Saying that “this was going to be Mac Miller’s year.”

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This was going to be Mac Miller’s year. He made a quantum leap in his music. That’s incredibly hard to do, to evolve and get better and more focused while your career is already underway. You don’t get there without a lot of work, and Mac had put the work in. I didn’t expect to play on his album the day he played some songs for me at his house, but when I heard “Small Worlds,” I gave it a short, chirpy little “yup,” which is the highest praise I can give a track. It means we don’t need to say another word, it’s going down. I grabbed the nearest guitar in the room and within a couple of hours we had finished a tune that made me so incredibly happy to have a part in, not to mention we established a nice little friendship. He was so funny I just kind of stopped typing “LOL” back in our texts. Mac was, to me, on permanent LOL status. I gave him whatever guidance I thought I had the right to, having been through the press ringer in the past and wanting him to understand that none of that noise could ever really take a bite out of the music he was about to put out. The last time I saw him, he was playing Hotel Cafe’ in Los Angeles for a crowd of 100 people. He was nervous, and honest about it with the audience. I thought that was so endearing, especially seeing as he would go on to play one of the best sets I’d seen in a very long time. His band was unreal. You gotta know that if you weren’t familiar with Mac Miller, you were about to be, whether you would have seen him at a festival, or a friend was going to catch a show and tell everyone they knew about it (like I did.) Mac put in the work. He made his best album and formed the band that was weeks away from becoming a breakout live sensation. Believe me when I say that. I send my love and support to everyone who knew him better, because what relative little I did, I just adored.

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G-Eazy, also tweeted about the late rapper before deciding to cancel his afterparty in Tampa and honoring his friend on stage during his show.

Many other artists posted pictures and tweets in honor of Miller, including DJ Khaled and Jaden Smith.

Shawn Mendes and Khalid commented on how unreal the news seemed.

Many other celebrities and musicians expressed their reactions to the news online.

As many people know, Miller and Ariana Grande dated for some time and just recently separated. She posted a single black and white picture of the rapper without a caption.

The memory of Mac Miller will live on forever in his music and in the hearts of his fans, family and friends. RIP.

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