MusiCares, the non-profit that was incorporated by the Recording Academy in 1993, has reportedly launched The Mac Miller Legacy Fund to honor the late rapper and help young people who struggle with substance abuse.
The MusiCares Mac Miller Legacy Fund was reportedly announced on Thursday (May 16) in Los Angeles during a special tribute by Miller’s close friend, rapper, singer and actor Vince Staples, at the annual MusiCares Concert for Recovery.
The non-profit reportedly received a $50,000 grant from The Mac Miller Fund, which was established at the Pittsburgh Foundation by Mac’s family in Sept. 2018. According to the MusiCares website, the legacy fund “is dedicated to helping members of the music community age 27 and under who are facing addiction.”
As previously reported Mac Miller passed away on Sept. 7, 2018. He reportedly died of a drug overdose due to a “mixed drug toxicity” of fentanyl, alcohol, and cocaine. He was 26 years old. Prior to his death, Mac had opened up about his struggles with substance abuse and mental health issues.
Hopefully, the Mac Miller Legacy Fund will help other artists and young people struggling with similar illnesses.