Mac Miller memorial at Blue Slide Park, Sept. 11, 2018. Image courtesy of Emmai Alaquiva.

Family, friends and fans of Mac Miller gathered last night for a memorial vigil and celebration in the part of Frick Park known as Blue Slide Park. It’s a spot that was so close to Mac’s heart that it served as the name of his first album.

Thanks very much to video artist Emmai Alaquiva, who shared with us this tribute video that includes footage from last night’s gathering. It’s beautiful and heartfelt, just like the personal tributes shared with us by four Pittsburghers who knew Mac well.

Melissa Rayworth

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