This past Friday, rapper Mac Miller passed away at the age of 26 of an apparent drug overdose. He had been open about his struggles with addiction in the past and, sadly, it was a struggle he lost. In his brief career, his meteoric rise to fame was kicked off by the album Blue Slide Park, which topped the charts in 2011, the first indie album to do so.
He was known for being willing to tackle topics many would find taboo, such as mental health issues. Mac Miller is being remembered as an immense talent and a genuine and kind person with a voracious love of music. Tributes have poured in from all over the music industry. But it's one person's tribute that people appreciate because of how intimately she knew him. From 2016 to 2018, Mac Miller dated Ariana Grande.
Grande posted this beautiful photo of Mac Miller on Instagram on Saturday.