2020 Grammys

John Mayer Speaks of a 'New Dimension to the Sadness' of Mac Miller's Death in Poignant Instagram Post

Frank Ockenfels
John Mayer

More than three months after Mac Miller's tragic death, fellow artist John Mayer has again paid tribute to the late rapper in a candid post on Instagram. In his note, Mayer lamented that he didn't get the chance to know Miller as well as he would have liked.

"Several weeks ago, I was sent an email asking if I wanted to take part in a Mac Miller tribute for a magazine as part of an end-of-year recap," Mayer, who collaborated with Miller on the track "Small Worlds," wrote. "I passed on it, not because I didn’t want to talk more about him, but because I couldn’t; I had shared all the memories I had of him in the brief time of our getting to know one another. I replied to the email and sat in silence for a few minutes."

He continued: "That day, I discovered a new dimension to the sadness of his passing - I wasn’t upset because I knew him well. I was upset because I didn’t. I wish I had more to tell you about Mac Miller. What I do have to remember him by are a couple of beautiful mental photographs that I’ll keep with me the rest of my life."

Miller died at age 26 of an accidental drug overdose. His received a posthumous Grammy nomination for his final album, Swimming, in December. Swimming is up for best rap album at the 2019 ceremony.

Mayer previously remembered Miller in a separate emotional post, in which he wrote, "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."

See Mayer's latest post below.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Several weeks ago, I was sent an email asking if I wanted to take part in a Mac Miller tribute for a magazine as part of an end-of-year recap. I passed on it, not because I didn’t want to talk more about him, but because I couldn’t; I had shared all the memories I had of him in the brief time of our getting to know one another. I replied to the email and sat in silence for a few minutes. That day, I discovered a new dimension to the sadness of his passing - I wasn’t upset because I knew him well. I was upset because I didn’t. I wish I had more to tell you about Mac Miller. What I do have to remember him by are a couple of beautiful mental photographs that I’ll keep with me the rest of my life.

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