TMZ: Mac Miller will have Pittsburgh funeral
TMZ is reporting that rapper Mac Miller’s body is en route to Pittsburgh for a hometown funeral.
Citing anonymous sources, the celebrity news site said Miller’s body was loaded onto a plane in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
Miller, born Malcom J. McCormick, died of a suspected drug overdose on Friday at his Los Angeles home. He was 26.
TMZ said Miller will have a Jewish funeral at a Pittsburgh area chapel.
More than 2,000 fans attended a farewell party for him on Tuesday night at the Blue Slide Playground at Pittsburgh’s Frick Park.
Local officials including Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto spoke about Miller’s deep ties to the city.
City officials have considered renaming the Blue Slide playground after Miller, Peduto said, though city ordinance requires a three-year waiting period before naming city facilities after a deceased person.
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