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Vigil for Mac Miller to be held at Pittsburgh’s Blue Slide Park

A vigil for the late rapper Mac Miller, who died Friday at age 26, is planned for one of his favorite hometown spots.

XXL reported that Pittsburgh record label Nightfall Records will hold a vigil at Blue Slide Park Tuesday.

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Miller, who was from Pittsburgh, frequently represented his home town in his music. Blue Slide Park, the nickname for Frick Park, is the title of the rapper’s 2011 debut studio album.

Related: Photos: Remembering Mac Miller

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His latest and final studio album, “Swimming,” was released Aug. 3. Miller was set to begin a tour in support of the record Oct. 27.

FILE - In this July 29, 2016 file photo, Mac Miller performs at Lollapalooza in Chicago. Miller, the platinum hip-hop star whose rhymes vacillated from party raps to lyrics about depression and drug use, has died at the age of 26. A family statement released through his publicists says Miller died Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, and there are no further details available on how he died. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP) (Amy Harris/Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

The vigil takes place at 5 p.m. local time. WPXI reported that a memorial is growing in the park as fans pay their respects with flowers, candles and messages. 

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