Mac Miller Honored With Moment Of Silence By Pittsburgh Pirates

It’s been over a week since Mac Miller passed away from an apparent overdose. After the news broke out, social media timelines were filled with tributes from his peers, friends and fans. Last night, the Pittsburgh Pirates honored the late rapper with a moment silence ahead their game.

The Pittsburgh Pirates honored Mac Miller before their game on Monday with a tribute video that was aired on the PNC Park jumbotron. The team, including Starling Marte and Colin Moran, held a moment silence for the fellow Pittsburgh native that passed away earlier this month.

“Mac was a rapper, a singer, a producer and had a very bright future in the industry ahead him,” a voiceover said through the park’s speakers. “Locally, Mac is remembered as a hometown kid who sang about our city where his heart clearly remained. Our thoughts are with his parents, his grandmother and all his family and friends who mourn his passing.”

James Conner the Pittsburgh Steelers also paid tribute to Mac Miller recently. Conner took to Twitter to reveal his custom Mac Miller cleats that read, “Thank You Mac” on them.

Lil Skies, another PA native, also paid tribute to Mac Miller during his set at Rolling Loud in Oakland this past weekend. The rapper performed Mac Miller’s 2011 hit, “Donald Trump” during his set. 

Watch the Pittsburgh Pirates tribute below TMZ.

Mac Miller's Mom Posts Heartbreaking Tribute To Her Son

When the news Mac Miller’s passing was reported last week, the entire hip-hop community had difficulty reacting. Obviously, his death is one the saddest events the entire year and with so many our idols leaving the planet this year, it’s becoming harder and harder to cope. Some, like J. Cole, are preaching that if you are emotionally distraught over it then you should express your thoughts with a friend or family. Others are finding alternate ways to deal with his passing. Many us are thinking about his family and all that they must be going through right now. His mother, Karen Meyers, shared one her memories with Mac at a Pittsburgh Pirates game on her Instagram.

As many continue to send their thoughts and prayers to Mac’s family and friends, his mother has spoken out prior to the vigil, which will be held tomorrow at Blue Slide Park. The two were clearly close as Miller smiles big and leans into the photo at the game. Meyers added a simple heartbroken emoji as her caption. 

At times like these, it can be extremely difficult to process your emotions. Many are dealing with his loss by streaming his most recent album, Swimming, which has hit No. 1 on the Apple Music charts. RIP Mac.