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Christian Clancy has written an obituary for The Observer in memory of the late rapper and singer Mac Miller.

Clancy, who managed Miller from 2013 until his death in September 2018, says it was “impossible not to fall in love with an artist so talented, and so selfless.” She describes his death as “surreal” and one that still feels “like a punch in the gut.”

The touching piece reflects on their relationship, including a particularly sweet line detailing how he once sent Clancy’s daughter flowers when she starred in her first play. “He bought three bouquets of flowers that were the biggest, most ridiculous things I’ve ever seen in my life and she was wildly embarrassed, but that was just who he was,” Clancy says.

Clancy ends up the op-ed by highlighting how he helped other musicians and invites us to learn from his attitude:

“He’ll be remembered for his ability to redefine himself as a musician: look at the difference between Blue Slide Park and Swimming. But, as importantly, he’ll be remembered through those musicians he helped along the way. He was a spark to so many people. In a world dominated by ego, he led with the soul and lived by focusing on similarities rather than differences – that’s a lesson we all could use.”

Read the full obituary over at The Observer.

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Words by Daniel Pearson
Life Editor

Daniel is the editor of Highsnobiety Life. He grew up in north of England and is now based in Berlin.