The late Mac Miller gets a sendoff worthy of a hometown hero, and his grandmother, Marcia Weiss, delivers a heartwarming speech. Yesterday (Sept. 11), Pittsburgh residents gathered at the city’s Blue Slide Park to hold a vigil for the late rapper, who died of an apparent drug overdose in his California home last Friday.
The event, which local new outlets report was attended by over 1,000 peopls, saw fans sit and listen to music from the rapper born Malcolm McCormick. When they weren’t doing that, they were leaving flowers and a variety of other tributes to the MC. The most touching moment came when Weiss stepped forth to give a speech about her grandson.
In a video captured by journalist Karen Civil, we can hear Weiss expressing both her appreciation and the gratitude she feels Miller had for his hometown. “Everybody, he would be so excited, he wished he was here and I wish he was here,” Weiss says. “But he loves you all, he loves Pittsburgh and everything you have done for him. Thank you so much for everybody being here. You were wonderful.”