On September 7, 2018 Mac Miller joined a list of musical stars to die way too young. Mac was found dead in his home after an apparent drug overdose.
The 26 year old rapper was a staple during my late high school and early college years. He was one of the most popular rappers on the scene, and had a high level of success at a very young age.
The death of Mac Miller was saddening for not those just interested in the rap industry, for everyone. It is always so painful to learn of the death of someone so young, and had so much more to live.
It has seemed like there have been many premature deaths in the music industry this year, with the deaths of Avicii, XXXTentacion, and now Mac Miller. Each of the causes of death were a little different, with Avicii’s death being ruled a suicide, XXXTentacion being murdered, and Mac Miller dying of a drug overdose.
Out of these deaths the two that appear to be the most similar are Avicii and Mac Miller. In both of those situations the artist appeared to be battling some inner demons, with Avicii wanting to escape the pain he was in and Mac Miller battling with substances that alter his state of mind. Both of these artists lives could have been saved, they were in dark places but that does not mean that the darkness would last forever.
The world is mourning Mac Miller. He is being described as a very sweet and talented man from fans to fellow rappers. His quest for sobriety and battle with drug abuse ended tragically, and hopefully others battling with similar issues can seek and reach out before it is too late.
RIP Mac Miller