Rapper Lil Peep Dies Aged 21 After 'Suspected Drug Overdose'
16 November 2017, 10:32
Post Malone, Diplo and more have paid tribute to the emerging star.
Rising star Lil Peep has passed away at age 21 from a 'suspected drug overdose', according to multiple reports.
The emerging rapper, singer and YouTube star - who dropped his debut album this year - reportedly died before his show in Tucson, Arizona on Wednesday (16th November) night.
Peep's manager Chase Ortega broke the tragic news on Twitter after rumours of his death began circulating online.
"I've been expecting this call for a year. Mother f**k,” he wrote.
I’ve been expecting this call for a year. Mother fuck— Chase (@RealChaseOrtega) 16 November 2017
Peep, real name Gustav Åhr, was reportedly taken to hospital following an overdose, according to music manager Adam Grandmaison.
Hours before his death, the New York rapper posted a video on Instagram where he claimed to have taken prescription drugs, saying: "I'm good, I'm not sick."
He also posted a picture that appeared to show him taking two pills.
A post from the previous day saw him write: "When I die you'll love me."
Peep was known for his unique Emo-Rap style - his lyrics often referenced drug use and depression, and he had previously spoken openly about addictions to cocaine, Xanax and ecstasy.
"I cry a lot, I get stressed out, I get overwhelmed,” he confessed in an interview with HighSnobiety last month.
In February this year, he tweeted: "I am a depressed drug addict and I'm nearing my breaking point. Everything I love is disappearing."
After news of his death broke, the Hip-Hop community paid tribute to the promising young rap star, with stars including Post Malone, Diplo, Lil Pump and more taking to Twitter.
in the short time that i knew you, you were a great friend to me and a great person. your music changed the world and it'll never be the same. i love you bud. forever pic.twitter.com/tpbxpkf4f4— Beerbongs & Bentleys (@PostMalone) 16 November 2017
peep had so much more to do man he was constantly inspiring me. I dont feel good man— diplo (@diplo) 16 November 2017
RIP LIL PEEP— Lil pump (@lilpump) 16 November 2017
Lil peep wtfffffffffff bro I'm sick— Ty Dolla $ign (@tydollasign) 16 November 2017
RIP LIL PEEP— Travis Barker (@travisbarker) 16 November 2017
An official statement regarding his cause of death is yet to be announced.