Mac Miller tribute planned at Blue Slide Park on 1-year anniversary of his death |

Mac Miller tribute planned at Blue Slide Park on 1-year anniversary of his death

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Ben Schmitt | Tribune-Review
Fans will gather on Sept. 7—the one year anniversary of rapper Mac Miller’s death — to remember the singer at his favorite Blue Slide Park in Frick Park in Squirrel Hill.

On the one-year anniversary of Mac Miller’s death, fans will gather at a place the late Pittsburgh rapper felt safe and at home — Blue Slide Park in Squirrel Hill’s Frick Park.

Miller named his 2011 debut studio album “Blue Slide Park.” From noon to 9 p.m. on Sept. 7, fans plan to gather via the Mac Miller Memorial as a “remembrance in honor of his name,” according to a Facebook post.

As of Monday afternoon, more than 300 people had said they were going. The park was a popular mourning location when news of his passing reached Pittsburgh.

Miller, born Malcolm J. McCormick, died of a suspected drug overdose at his Los Angeles home. The 26-year-old grew up in Pittsburgh’s Point Breeze neighborhood.

Four days after his death last year, Pittsburgh threw Mac Miller a farewell party that drew more than 2,000 people to the place the late rapper made internationally famous.

The plan is to make this memorial event an annual happening for the “Machead community.”

“We would like you to come and share all the beautiful memories he gave us,” the post reads. “So please if Mac Miller has ever given you something special that you will forever cherish and be thankful of because of him please come to this day.”

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact JoAnne at 412-320-7889, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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