Gone, but never forgotten. Mac Miller‘s loved ones announced there would be a “Celebration of Life” benefit concert for the late rapper that will be available to watch for fans all around the world. And tonight, Oct. 31, the event will be kicking off at 9:30 p.m. ET in Los Angeles. For those who aren’t in the area, you can tune in via livestream.
Several A-list artists will be making an appearance to pay their respects including Travis Scott, SZA, Anderson .Paak, Chance The Rapper, Miguel, John Mayer, Vince Staples, Schoolboy Q, and Ty Dolla $ign. “The event will benefit The Mac Miller Circles Fund to support youth arts & community-building programs in Mac Miller’s memory,” a tweet read from the late rapper’s page on Oct. 31. It’s been over a month since news of Mac’s death broke hearts everywhere and several fans are looking forward to celebrating his life and contribution to music.
Join us for the livestream of Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life on 10/31 at 6:30pm PT. The event will benefit The Mac Miller Circles Fund to support youth arts & community-building programs in Mac Miller’s memory. Visit https://t.co/zM41C0Je0L to donate. https://t.co/s7cZYmGzkS
— Mac (@MacMiller) October 29, 2018
Mac tragically passed away on Sept. 7 after an apparent overdose. The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to an emergency call from his Studio City home on at 11:42 a.m. The LAPD confirmed to Radar they pronounced him dead when they got there. In a statement, his loved ones revealed: “Malcolm McCormick, known and adored by fans as Mac Miller, has tragically passed away at the age of 26. He was a bright light in this world for his family, friends and fans. Thank you for your prayers.” Fans were devastated to hear of his untimely death, especially since he was about embark on a tour for his new album, Swimming.
Several A-list stars took to Twitter to share their condolences as well, proving what an impact Mac made during his life. “There’s pressure [being famous],” the late rapper revealed in a profile published by Vulture. “A lot of times in my life I’ve put this pressure to hold myself to the standard of whatever I thought I was supposed to be, or how I was supposed to be perceived.” Rest in peace.
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