On Friday, September 7, rapper and recording artist Mac Miller was found dead at the age of 26 from an apparent overdose.
Since then, his colleagues, fans, and friends have poured out their grief on social media, sending tributes and kind words about Miller— including his ex-girlfriend, Ariana Grande.
Ariana took to Instagram to share a simple black and white photo she’d taken of Miller looking up at her, with no caption. The photo has since gained over 10 million likes.
Grande and Miller dated for about two years before splitting up in May of this year. “This is one of my best friends in the whole world and favorite people on the planet, Malcolm McCormick,” Ariana said at the time of their breakup, sharing a photo of she and Mac holding hands.
“I respect and adore him endlessly and am grateful to have him in my life in any form, at all times regardless of how our relationship changes or what the universe holds for each of us.”
Ariana is now engaged to Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson.