The world has become privy to uncovered personal stories paying testament to the type of compassionate and multi-talented individual Mac Miller was before his tragic passing in September. On Sunday (Dec. 16), Christian Clancy, Miller’s manager since 2013, penned a heartfelt op-ed for The Guardian remembering the life of Malcolm James McCormick.
Clancy flushed out his memory bank to recall the great times being in the presence of the Swimming rapper and the “punch in the gut” that he may never recover from following the loss. The situations touched on include Miller’s willingness to help younger artists, the last time he saw Miller just two days prior to his death, and the bond the rapper shared with Clancy’s daughter, Chloe.
“He’ll be remembered for his ability to redefine himself as a musician: look at the difference between Blue Slide Park and Swimming,” Clancy says of the Pittsburgh native’s musical legacy. “But, as importantly, he’ll be remembered through those musicians he helped along the way. He was a spark to so many people.”
Clancy continued to capture the Grammy-nominated artist’s glowing spirit quite eloquently to close out the op-ed. “In a world dominated by ego, he led with the soul and lived by focusing on similarities rather than differences – that’s a lesson we all could use,” he concludes.
Read Clancy’s tribute in full over at The Guardian.