People Magazine
Updated September 18, 2018

Mac Miller was not included in the 2018 Emmys in memoriam—and Twitter is not happy. On the September 17th broadcast, the Television Academy took a break from awarding statuettes to honor some of the bright industry stars lost this year, including a long list of producers, performers, writers, directors and other entertainment professionals who died in the last 12 months.

When fans realized that the rapper, who died on September 7th at age 26, was left out, they were outraged.

“#Emmys Mac Miller wasn’t worth mentioning?” tweeted one fan. “Wow. Hollywood is trash.”

“Y’all forgot to pay respects to Mac Miller in the memoriam,” tweeted another. “Can’t believe that Mac Miller was not included in the emmys memorium for people lost this year when many singers/songwriters were included,” another user said.

Another fan pointed out that the snub was particularly surprising considering Miller starred in his own MTV2 reality show, Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family, for two seasons in 2013-2014.

“Honestly it’s shady they didn’t put Mac Miller in the In Memoriam part of the Emmys,” they wrote. “Like he had his own show smh.”


Among those who were honored were Anthony Bourdain, who died June 8th at the age of 61; Aretha Franklin, who died August 16th at the age of 76; Burt Reynolds, who died September 6th at the age of 82; and longtime Arizona Senator John McCain, who died on August 25th at 81.

The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Michael Che and Colin Jost, aired live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on NBC.