Mac Miller Vigil Draws Thousands of Fans

The late rapper’s grandmother also spoke at a vigil in Mac’s old neighborhood.

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Thousands of fans visited Frick Park’s Blue Slide Playground in Pittsburgh — the inspiration for Miller’s debut studio album Blue Slide Park — just days after Mac Miller passed away at the age of 26, reports CBS affiliate KDKA reports. Miller’s music played throughout the park as tearful fans held candles and left written tribute messages. The vigil was organized by local label Nightfall Records. City officials also painted the park’s blue slide earlier in the day in honor of Miller.

Mac’s grandmother also appeared at the vigil to thank fans. “He would be so excited,” she said. “I wish he was here, but he loves you all. He loves Pittsburgh and everything you have done for him.” A petition was also launched that aims to have the park renamed in Mac Miller’s honor.

Since his death last Friday, artists have shared their thoughts on the sudden loss. Most recent, J. Cole gave an emotional tribute to Mac Miller at a recent concert.

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