Chance the Rapper, J. Cole & More Mourn Mac Miller: 'We Lost an Inspiration'

Another shocking death hit the music world Friday afternoon (Sept. 7), as Mac Miller passed away at the young age of 26. Billboard has confirmed the news, with TMZ reporting that the rapper died from an apparent overdose.

The tragic news immediately resulted in a hoard of social media tributes to the rapper, including fellow members of the hip-hop community Chance the Rapper, J. Cole, Juicy J and Jaden Smith. But the heartbreak extended beyond hip-hop, as other artists like Shawn Mendes, Kehlani and The 1975 shared messages, with stars who had never met Miller chiming in, like Late Late Show host James Corden: "[I] was a fan of his spirit."

"He was one of the sweetest guys I ever knew ... I loved him for real," Chance tweeted. Noah Cyrus added, "w​e lost an inspiration to fans and many musicians. youre a musical icon forever."

See some of the heartfelt tweets remembering Mac Miller below.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I’m so sad that you couldn’t stay, Mac. I’m so terribly sad.

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I don’t wanna do this shit no more,rest in peace to my hero

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REST IN PEACE KING, LOVE BROSAY----

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Damn bro! This shocked the shit out of me REST IN PEACE MAC! --

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Rest In Peace, Mac--

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Today is a bad dream. Thank you Mac. For being a visionary. A smiling, laughing, kindhearted individual. Thank you for being the soundtrack to my high school years. For giving me songs I knew every single word to and screamed at the top of my lungs in my first car the year I got my license. Thank you for giving me punchlines and inside jokes with my best friends. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being such a good friend to Gerald. For making millions of people happy even when you were suffering. Check on your friends. Please. Call them. Tell them you love them. Be a resource that comes with no judgment. Let your friends unfold without feeling like they are burdening you. Rest easy, Mac. We love you so so so very much.

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I will miss you dearly Mac. You were incredible. RIP

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You were the first person I met when I moved here . U let me come over everyday and be whoever I wanted . showed up for me in ways I can never express or repay . my gratitude is infinite. the first person to believe in me and make stuff w me. Record me all day n make them nasty ass ham sandwiches . Introduced me to the coolest ppl I’ve ever met . showed me how to play gadgets I never seen before . I swam in my clothes once n u gave me pink polo pajamas to change into instead of something ugly ....u too fucking real . Forever a genuine friend . the most kind supportive person Ever around . I love you so much Malcolm! Ur a LIGHT !! I dunno know what happened between our last convo and now but man I just pray your peaceful and moving light speed to wherever ur sposed to be ...I’ll never let you dim in my mind or spirit !! never EVER Never stop honoring u!! !Promise to spread ur light forever !!... can’t believe this is real .. I wanna be in an alternate dimension . Bill Murray movies on deck❤️------ #longlivelarryfisherman

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