Pain, shock and disbelief flooded twitter Friday afternoon after the shocking news broke, with famous faces joining the chorus of fans grieving the late artist.
Wiz Khalifa, who went to the same Pittsburgh high school as Miller and worked with him early in their careers, wrote, "Praying for Mac’s family and that he rest easy." He hashtagged #412, which is Pittsburgh's area code.
Chance the Rapper tweeted, "Beyond helping me launch my career he was one of the sweetest guys I ever knew. Great man. I loved him for real. I'm completely broken. God bless him."
Celebrities react to death of Mac Miller
Celebrities react to death of Mac Miller
RIP the very kind, talented, and thoughtful Mac Miller. you will be so dearly missed.
I’m so sad that you couldn’t stay, Mac. I’m so terribly sad.
Praying for Mac’s family and that he rest easy 🙏🏽👼🏽 #pgh #412
I dont know what to say Mac Miller took me on my second tour ever. But beyond helping me launch my career he was on… https://t.co/QtpY4Kuwf6
So sad to hear the news about @MacMiller. Such a talented artist. My condolences go out to his family and loved ones 🙏 RIP
Unreal. So sad. RIP Mac Miller ❤️
RIP Mac Miller 🙏🏾
Our society is in trouble if our hopefuls pass away before turning thirty . . R.I.P. @macmiller . .… https://t.co/Sqq7gHs1vu
Rip Mac miller
this hurts my heart man RIP bro @MacMiller
This is a message for anybody in this game that’s going through something. If you don’t feel right, if you feel you… https://t.co/7yBK2IbbYt
Rest In Peace to the great soul Mac Miller
I’m so heartbroken about Mac Miller. I met him when he was 18 when I worked for Barstool. So many people said they… https://t.co/0m5vp3JpZz
Long Live Mac Miller, Rest In Peace We Love You
im at a loss for words. we lost an inspiration to fans and many musicians. youre a musical icon forever. Rest in Pe… https://t.co/ADJIaBSW0n
I never met Mac Miller but was a fan of his spirit. Seeing this tweet and then listening to this song today is hear… https://t.co/HTPQFqMsIO
Met Mac Miller back in 2012. Super sweet guy. So many lives lost to mental health and addiction. Please reach out f… https://t.co/sJBau1A0M9
Mac Miller was Pittsburgh. My last encounter w/ him was when I was on the Pirates and he came to a game in LA. He s… https://t.co/jiva56xZvT
So sad u gone home young Mac I had to post this to smile and think about the good Time we had on the set of this mo… https://t.co/8N7MpxO5qb
Drake dedicated his show last night to Mac Miller 💔 https://t.co/8CKg4Oh1ur
God fucking dammit. You were such an incredible person. You changed so many lives. Had so much love in your heart.… https://t.co/Au5ZthZBYS
I am beyond heartbroken over Malcolm’s death. He was a good friend and was wonderful to my sister. He was the reason I went to the rehabilitation center where I was detoxed safely from all of the drugs alcohol and medications I was taking, when I couldn’t imagine living without them.
It was the place where I found the community of support that showed me that living life without drugs was a possibility and I would never have discovered that if it weren’t for Malcolm.
I remember when I would get 30, 60, 90 days clean and Malcom would be there with a gift and a card and words of encouragement... telling me that he knew how hard getting sober is and how impressed he was that I was succeeding.
Addiction is a TERRIBLE disease… many people are suffering from addiction like I am and many many of them are losing. Those of us who are struggling with addiction must stay strong. We must continue to work HARD on ourselves every single day and help each other.
Our disease is strong but WE ARE STRONGER and I vow to work every moment of my life to keep myself sober so that i may be there for others. This is a difficult road but YOU DO NOT HAVE TO TRUDGE IT ALONE. To anyone who needs help, help is there. you just need to have the courage to ask, which I know can be EXTREMELY difficult... but when you do I GUARANTEE support will be there. do not be ashamed if you are losing the battle against addiction, shame feeds the disease, humility defeats it. please ask for help! you are NOT ALONE! I am here... and I will continue to be here... for you... Malcom my friend, you will be dearly missed. and I know you will be looking down on me from heaven, proudAF for every day I live my life clean and sober... 453 days and counting... Thank you from the bottom of my heart 🙏💖 AA: (212) 870-3400
NA: (818) 773-9999
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While many fellow rappers are expressing their condolences, other expressions of dismay are coming from outside the rap community.
Pop singer Shawn Mendes tweeted, "Unreal. So sad," while Paris Hilton wrote, "So sad to hear the news about Mac Miller. Such a talented artist."
Jay-Z, arguably the reigning king of the rap world, hasn't tweeted since June 2017 -- but ironically enough, his most recent tweet is about none other than Mac Miller. After musing that "black people really [are] magic," he added, "Mac Miller nice too though."
See Mac Miller through the years:
Mac Miller through the years
Mac Miller through the years
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 08: Mac Miller performs at La Cigale on September 8, 2011 in Paris, France. (Photo by David Wolff - Patrick/Redferns)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 01: Mac Miller performs on stage at Shepherds Bush Empire on September 1, 2011 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by C Brandon/Redferns)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 17: Mac Miller poses for a portrait backstage at the Fader Fort by Fiat during the SXSW 2011 on March 17, 2011 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Roger Kisby/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, TN - JUNE 10: Rapper, producer, actor and songwriter Mac Miller performs during the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on June 10, 2012 in Manchester, Tennessee. (Photo by Douglas Mason/Getty Images)
WANTAGH, NY - AUGUST 02: Mac Miller performs at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on August 2, 2012 in Wantagh, New York. (Photo by Janette Pellegrini/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30: Mac Miller visits at SiriusXM Studios on April 30, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 853 -- Pictured: Musical guest Ariana Grande featuring Mac Miller performs on June 14, 2013 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 03: Mac Miller performs on stage at The Forum on October 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by C Brandon/Redferns via Getty Images)
SAN JOSE, CA - DECEMBER 15: Mac Miller performs as part of Wild 94.9's Wild Jam at HP Pavilion on December 15, 2013 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 14: Mac Miller performs in support of the GO:OD AM Tour at The Fillmore Detroit on October 14, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - MAY 08: American rapper Mac Miller performs live during a concert at the Astra on May 8, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Frank Hoensch/Redferns via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JULY 29: Mac Miller performs during Lollapalooza 2016 at Grant Park on July 29, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Redferns)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Rapper Mac Miller and singer Ariana Grande pose backstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
QUEENS, NY - OCTOBER 02: Rapper Mac Miller performs onstage during The Meadows Music & Arts Festival Day 2 on October 2, 2016 in Queens, New York. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for The Meadows)
VANCOUVER, BC - NOVEMBER 06: Rapper Mac Miller performs onstage at Vogue Theatre on November 6, 2016 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Andrew Chin/Getty Images)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 14: Musician Mac Miller performs on the Sahara Stage during day 1 of the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival (Weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club on April 14, 2017 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Coachella)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: NO SALES, free for editorial use. In this handout provided by 'One Love Manchester' benefit concert (L) Mac Miller and Ariana Grande perform on stage on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. Donate at www.redcross.org.uk/love (Photo by Getty Images/Dave Hogan for One Love Manchester)
MARTINDALE, TX - JULY 22: Rapper Mac Miller performs onstage during Float Fest at Cool River Ranch on July 22, 2017 in Martindale, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 25: Mac Miller attends Mac Miller Album Listening at The Electric Room on July 25, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - MARCH 24: The DJ Mac Miller performs live on stage during the second day of Lollapalooza Brazil Festival at Interlagos Racetrack on March 24, 2018 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Mauricio Santana/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 04: Rapper Mac Miller and singer Ariana Grande are seen attending an Oscar party on March 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GC Images)