Christian Clancy has written an op-ed for The Guardian in memory of Mac Miller. Clancy, who managed Miller from 2013 until the time of his death in September of this year, called Miller's death "surreal" and added that it still feels "like a punch in the gut."
Clancy's memories of Miller include his passion for music, desire to grow creatively, and his fondness for helping other musicians get their break in the industry. He also writes about Miller's friendship with his daughter, Chloe, and how he sent her "the biggest, most ridiculous" bunch of flowers after she appeared in a school play.
Ultimately, Clancy writes, Miller will 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 Clancy's full piece here.