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Slide painted for Mac Miller vigil, city set for Blue Slide Park event

| Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, 1:36 p.m.
The iconic in-ground blue slide has been repainted at Blue Slide Park ahead of a scheduled vigil Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, for former Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller, who died Friday, Sept. 7, 2018.
Pittsburgh Public Works Twitter account
The iconic in-ground blue slide has been repainted at Blue Slide Park ahead of a scheduled vigil Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, for former Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller, who died Friday, Sept. 7, 2018.
Mac Miller kicked off his tour with a hometown performance in Pittsburgh Sunday, September 18 at Stage AE.   Miller is currently touring in support of his latest album, “The Divine Feminine,” released on September 16.
Jack Fordyce | Tribune-Review
Mac Miller kicked off his tour with a hometown performance in Pittsburgh Sunday, September 18 at Stage AE. Miller is currently touring in support of his latest album, “The Divine Feminine,” released on September 16.

Even with rain looming, the signature in-ground slide at Blue Slide Park was painted ahead of Tuesday's vigil for late Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller.

Pittsburgh Public Works tweeted confirmation of the work Tuesday morning.

The vigil, hosted by Nightfall Records, is set to take place at the Squirrel Hill playground in Frick Park from 5 to 10 p.m.

Nightfall Records posted on the official Facebook event page for the memorial asking that people bring as many vigil and ceremonial candles as possible, because they "have no real way of getting an absolute headcount and are expecting a massive crowd."

"This is going to be extraordinarily relaxed, this entire day is about Malcolm and showing the love our city has for him," the post continued.

The event had about 3,000 people say they were attending on Facebook as of Tuesday afternoon.

Nightfall Records CEO Brandon McCaslin said that they didn't have a schedule of events for the vigil, but it would focus on Miller, born as Malcolm J. McCormick, and shed light on addiction and mental health.

"Malcom's music will be playing chronologically from start to his last album. We will be having different people who touched his life telling stories of how he affected them," McCaslin said. "We are working with nonprofits to raise awareness about addiction and mental health. We'll then do a candle ceremony And close by thanking everybody for coming, the city for how incredibly helpful they've been."

Zach Brendza is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Zach at zbrendza@tribweb.com or via Twitter @imxzb.

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