Mac Miller's mother shares poignant picture of late rapper at Pittsburgh Pirates' game
Since the grieving mother could not put her heartbreak into words, she captioned the image with a broken-hearted emoji
Rapper Mac Miller's mother paid a very sweet tribute to her late son through an heartwarming Instagram post on Saturday. The picture shows a smiling Miller with his mom Karen Meyers at a Pittsburgh Pirates game. And since the grieving mother could not put her heartbreak into words, she captioned the image with the brokenhearted emoji, “💔.”
As reported earlier, Miller, whose real name was Malcolm McCormick, was found dead at his Studio City, California home on Friday at the ripe young age of 26.
Although it was reported at the time that the rapper had died of an apparent overdose, his death remains under investigation by the coroner.
“Malcolm McCormick, known and adored by fans as Mac Miller, has tragically passed away at the age of 26,” Miller’s family said in a statement given to People magazine. “He was a bright light in this world for his family, friends, and fans. Thank you for your prayers. Please respect our privacy. There are no further details as to the cause of his death at this time.”
Miller's death came as quite a shock to not only music fans but people around the world, especially since the rapper was known to have spent his Thursday evening watching football with friends, as per a source at the publication. “He loved the Steelers and was just out with friends watching the game,” a music industry source said.
The late rapper's favorite team, i.e. the Steelers did not play during Thursday night’s 2018 regular-season opener. However, instead of them, the Philadelphia Eagles faced off against the Atlanta Falcons that day.
Mac Miller's latest album, his fifth studio effort, titled 'Swimming' arrived just last month on August 3. As TMZ points out, his 2014 mixtape, 'Faces,' was almost autobiographical on the subject of drug use, with several references to premature death in the lyrics.
In addition to his family, a host of celebrities, including his ex-girlfriend Ariana Grande, paid tribute to the beloved artist. In order to honor him after his sudden death, Grande posted a black-and-white photo of Miller on Instagram, but it was missing any captions. In the picture, the late rapper can be seen staring upwards towards the camera, with what looks like the 'God is a Woman' singer's pair of white sneakers in between his legs.