Lil Peep has died at 21
Rising emo-rapper Lil Peep (real name Gustav Åhr) has passed away at just 21 years old. No official cause of death has been given but The Guardian reports a suspected overdose. They also point to a video he posted hours before his death, where he says, "El Paso, I took six Xanax and I was lit. I'm good, I'm not sick. I'ma see y'all tonight."
Several artists have paid tribute to Peep, including iLoveMakonnen, Lil B, Diplo, Riff Raff, Ty Dolla $ign, Rich Chigga, Post Malone, Charli XCX, El-P, Pete Wentz and more. Makonnen wrote, "I’m never gonna be ok. I’ll always love u, we became best friends and made some of the best music I have ever been apart of. I’m gonna miss u forever “Little”. Always in my heart and soul. Thank u for being my real friend." Lil B wrote, "I remember Lil peep telling me he is against the sexual abuse of women and people in the music industry... I will continue to push his vision thank you - Lil B." Diplo wrote, "peep had so much more to do man he was constantly inspiring me. I dont feel good man." See more tweets below.
Following mixtapes, EPs, and singles dating back to 2015, Lil Peep released his debut album Come Over When You're Sober, Pt. 1 this year. His latest single is "Avoid," which features Wicca Phase Springs Eternal. You can hear that and some others below.
Rest in peace, Lil Peep.