Mac Miller was pronounced dead at his studio in California on Sept. 7. At the age of 26, the young rapper was pronounced dead at 11:51 a.m. due to an apparent overdose. The death is still under investigation as to what drug caused him to overdose, but it is still a hard thing to take in, knowing a young rapper who had a bright future ahead of him would have to have his career and life come to an end so soon.
Police say that they looked through the house for any evidence of what the drug could have been or evidence of how this could have happened, but police say the house was swept clean and all that was found was a little bit of white powder. To officially determine his death, the coroner is waiting on toxicology reports, which can take from 4-6 weeks to come in.
Pittsburgh remembered Mac Miller by having a ceremony for him in his hometown of Point Breeze. The ceremony took place at a local park called Blue Slide Park where teenagers and adults gathered with photos, paintings, and beanies to remember the young rapper. People dedicated the slide at the park by repainting it blue in honor of him while also playing his music throughout the park. His first album, Blue Side Park was named after the park, which reached number one on the top charts in 2011. The album sold about 144,000 copies in the first week of its release. He was a great inspiration for the city of Pittsburgh and will be missed.
Stan Kinecki is a first-year writer for the Rambler and a member of the Class of 2019. Stan plays basketball for the Ramblers and participates in campus ministry. He is an honors student and hopes to make his last year at Prep a good one.