Rap musician Mac Miller's death on Friday at age 26 after producing five charting albums has stunned the music world, as many young artists have credited Miller for helping them launch their career.
TMZ reported that Miller died from an apparent drug overdose at his California home.
One notable musician who reacted to Miller's death was Chance the Rapper, who previously toured with Miller.
I dont 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. Im completely broken. God bless him.
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) September 7, 2018
I’m so heartbroken about Mac Miller. I met him when he was 18 when I worked for Barstool. So many people said they came to the show just to see him. His fans loved him so much. I’m so sad for his friends and family. He will be missed.
— Jenna Marbles (@Jenna_Marbles) September 7, 2018
Others commented that Miller's death is a reminder that drug addiction can affect people of all backgrounds, including a famous, affluent musician like Miller.
Devastating news to hear about another young person overdosing...this time losing their life. RIP Mac Miller, gone far too soon. 🙏🏼😓
— Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice) September 7, 2018
Often associated with depression, drug addiction is a horrible affliction that can be as deadly as cancer and heart disease. Mac Miller was much too young to die at age 26. May he rest in peace.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) September 7, 2018
Other artists simply offered their condolenses to Miller and his family.
Long Live Mac Miller, Rest In Peace We Love You
— Jaden Smith (@officialjaden) September 7, 2018
Rest In Peace to the great soul Mac Miller
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) September 7, 2018
The music world and animals have lost a friend. We’re sorry to hear about the death of Mac Miller and are sending love to his family and friends 💔
— PETA (@peta) September 7, 2018