It’s been three months since Mac Miller tragically passed away, but John Mayer revealed that he “discovered a new dimension to the sadness of his passing."
In an emotional Instagram post, the “New Light” artist explained his reasons for refusing to take part in a tribute for Mac, whom he collaborated with for the song "Small Worlds" from the late rapper's Grammy-nominated final album Swimming: “Several weeks ago, I was sent an email asking if I wanted to take part in a Mac Miller tribute for a magazine as part of an end-of-year recap. I passed on it, not because I didn’t want to talk more about him, but because I couldn’t... I wasn’t upset because I knew him well. I was upset because I didn’t. I wish I had more to tell you about Mac Miller."
"I had shared all the memories I had of him in the brief time of our getting to know one another. I replied to the email and sat in silence for a few minutes. That day, I discovered a new dimension to the sadness of his passing... What I do have to remember him by are a couple of beautiful mental photographs that I’ll keep with me the rest of my life," the 41-year-old musician further captioned Mac's portrait.
People come and go, but our interactions with each other can indeed be memorable no matter how long or short it was—at least that's what we learned from this special tribute of John, who is set to tour in New Zealand, Australia, and Asia starting March 2019.
Here are the other past Mac Miller tributes posted by the guitar legend himself: