Diplo, Marshmello, Post Malone, more mourn the loss of Lil Peep, dead at 21
Rising emo rapper Lil Peep has passed away at the age of 21. Born Gustav Åhr in 1996 on Long Island, New York, Lil Peep eventually moved to Los Angeles to pursue his hip-hop music career, joining up with independent rap collectives Schemaposse and Gothboiclique. His catalyzing lyrics addressed drug addiction and mental illness, with recent releases, “White Wine” and “Girls,” garnering millions of streams online. His debut album, Come Over When You’re Sober Part 1 landed earlier this year.
While the cause of death is not yet confirmed, a drug overdose is suspected. The 21-year-old rapper shared an image showing two pills placed on his tongue captioned, “When I die you’ll love me.” Peep’s manager, Chase Ortega manager publicly broke the news, tweeting, “I’ve been expecting his call for a year. Mother f–k.”
The up-and-coming rapper’s untimely passing has sparked widespread public outcry from many of Peep’s contemporaries.
peep had so much more to do man he was constantly inspiring me. I dont feel good man
— bomb cyclone (@diplo) November 16, 2017
the brightest stars burn the fastest. rest in peep </3
— mija (@hi_mija) November 16, 2017
Peep was the nicest person. hanging out with him, talking to him about music, the song ideas we were going to do together and touring was so amazing. Everyone will miss you man @Lilpeep
— marshmello (@marshmellomusic) November 16, 2017
Lil peep was the most promising hip hop artist. All the other shit can't even compare.
— kayzo (@KayzoMusic) November 16, 2017
Feature photo courtesy of Kristyna Archer