Elton John has paid his tribute to Mac Miller, the rapper who was found dead in his Los Angeles home on Friday after an alleged drug overdose.
Mac Miller passed away at the young age of 26 and reacting to the news of his passing, many of his colleagues in the industry have talked about his good spirit, how he was an inspiration.
“[I] was a fan of his spirit,” said Late Late Show host James Corden. While Chance the Rapper added, “He was one of the sweetest guys I ever knew … I loved him for real. We lost an inspiration to fans and many musicians. you’re a musical icon forever.”
Speaking about the late rapper at his Allentown, Pennsylvania, show of his three-year farewell tour, Elton John dedicated his 1974 hit “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” to Miller, saying:
“Who unbelievably, at 26, passed away. It’s inconceivable that someone so young and with so much talent could do that. I would like to pass all of our love and best wishes to his loved ones, his family, his friends. Mac, wherever you are, I hope you’re happy now.”
Watch the clip below.
Elton John dedicates Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me to Mac Miller: “Mac, wherever you are, I hope you’re happy now” 😢 pic.twitter.com/oJHNfVFqdz
— Maeve McDermott (@maeve_mcdermott) September 9, 2018