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On the one-year anniversary of Mac Miller’s death, fans of the late rapper are expected to descend upon Pittsburgh’s Blue Slide Park for a special tribute. 

The event titled “Celebration of Mac Miller” is slated to take place on September 7 at 12 p.m. local time and will include music and videos, reports Vibe.

“This is a time to share the amazing memories of an amazing person,” read a tweet from The Mac Miller Memoir.

The rapper, whose given name was Malcolm James McCormick, passed on September 7, 2018, from an accidental drug overdose.

Mac Miller’s death came almost two months prior to his “Swimming” tour trek in an attempt to promote his album of the same name.

NEW YORK, NY – JULY 17: MAC Miller performs during Behind The Scenes With MAC Miller Filming Music Choice’s “Take Back Your Music” Campaign at Music Choice on July 17, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Following the rapper’s passing, thousands gathered at Blue Slide Park for a candlelight vigil in his remembrance.

The rapper’s debut album was named after Blue Slide Park, which was his childhood hangout spot.

In the Pittsburgh native’s final interview, he talked about wanting to achieve balance in life.

“I really wouldn’t want just happiness, and I don’t want just sadness either,” said Miller. “I don’t want to be depressed. I want to be able to have good days and bad days… I can’t imagine not waking up sometimes and being like, ‘I don’t feel like doing s**t.’ And then having days where you wake up and you feel on top of the world.”

LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 28: Mac Miller performs on the Camp Stage during day 1 of Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival 2017 at Exposition Park on October 28, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.