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.
September 7th at Blue Slide Park at 12pm until whenever. We will have music & videos being played.. this is a time to share the amazing memories of an amazing person 🙏🏼https://t.co/6F5mXmPAKB pic.twitter.com/gVTawSHi1Q
— The Mac Miller Memoir (@MacMillerMemoir) July 28, 2019
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.”