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Pirates hold moment of silence for Mac Miller

The Pittsburgh Pirates held a moment of silence for rapper Mac Miller Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, before their game against the Kansas City Royals at PNC Park.

The Pittsburgh Pirates held a moment of silence for rapper Mac Miller Monday night before their game against the Kansas City Royals at PNC Park.

The team also showed a video tribute on jumbotron with the park’s announcer narrating, “Mac was a rapper, a singer, a producer and had a very bright future in the industry ahead of him.” TMZ posted a video .

The Pirates posted a photo to Twitter with the caption: “Tonight, a pregame moment of silence for Pittsburgh’s own, Mac Miller.”

Miller, whose real name is Malcolm J. McCormick and who grew up in Point Breeze, was a big Pirates and Steelers fan, He died Sept. 7 at his home in California of an apparent drug overdose.

On Sunday the Steelers acknowledged the Miller by playing his hit “Knock Knock” before the game. And Steelers running back James Conner honored Miller with custom cleats with artwork featuring the portraits of the musician and words from his songs.

The Pirates won the game 7-6.

Frank Carnevale is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Frank at 412-380-8511, [email protected] or via Twitter @frnkstar.

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