Sir Elton John pays tribute to Mac Miller
The ‘Donald Trump’ rapper passed away from an apparent overdose at the age of 26 on Friday.
LONDON - Sir Elton John dedicated a song to the late Mac Miller at his concert in Allentown, Pennsylvania on Saturday.
The Donald Trump rapper passed away from an apparent overdose at the age of 26 on Friday, and the 71-year-old music legend performed his hit single Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me in Miller’s memory during the first show of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour this weekend.
Before performing the song, John said: “I’d like to dedicate this song to Mac Miller. Unbelievably, 26 years of age, and passed away yesterday. It’s inconceivable that someone so young, and with so much talent, could do that. And I just would like to pass all of our love and best wishes to his loved ones, his family, his friends. And Mac, wherever you are, I hope you’re happy now.”
John joins a host of stars who have paid tribute to the Self Care hitmaker, including his former girlfriend Ariana Grande - whom he dated for two years until earlier this year when they split - who posted a simple black and white photo of Mac without a caption.
Meanwhile, fellow rapper G-Eazy broke down when honouring the memory of Miller - whose real name is Malcolm McCormick - at his own show in Florida on the night of his death.
Before introducing the song Everything Will Be OK, G-Eazy projected a photo of Miller onto the screen behind him and told the crowd: “I swear, life is so f***ing fragile. Appreciate the moment. Be present in it. Tell people you love you care about them.”
Miller’s good friend Chance the Rapper took to Twitter to lead online tributes to the late star, writing: “I don't know what to say Mac Miller took me on my second tour ever. But 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. (sic)”