Rapper Lil Peep’s Cause of Death Released

December 8, 2017 Updated: December 8, 2017

The cause of death of Rapper Lil Peep, who died last month, has been released, TMZ reported.

The Pima County Medical Examiner in Arizona said that the rapper, born Gustav Ahr, died of a drug overdose, namely the “combined toxic effects of fentanyl and alprazolam,” the report stated.

Alprazolam is the generic name for Xanax, an anti-anxiety drug. Fentanyl is a deadly narcotic considered much more deadly than heroin. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the drug is about 100 times more potent than morphine and at least 50 times that of heroin. It’s the drug that killed singer Prince last year.

“There were a ton of other drugs in his system though,” TMZ noted of Ahr.

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“According to the report, obtained by TMZ, he tested positive for marijuana, cocaine and the painkiller Tramadol in his blood. His urine tested positive for all those drugs, plus other powerful opiates such as Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone (Dilaudid), Oxycodone and Oxymorphone. He had no alcohol in his system,” it said.

The office said that Ahr’s death was accidental, and it’s well-known that combining Xanax and Fentantyl can be deadly.

Ahr was found dead on his tour bus in Tuscon.

His older brother, Karl Aher, told People magazine that the pill the rapper apparently took may have been laced.

“We have heard there was some sort of substance he did not expect to be involved in the substance he was taking,” Karl, 23, told the magazine. “He thought he could take what he did, but he had been given something and he didn’t realize what it was.”

“It was an accident, it really was an accident,” Oskar added. “He was super happy with where he was in life.”

“Peep was the nicest person,” wrote Dutch dance music producer Marshmello. “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.”

Ahr was slated to perform in Tucson, Arizona, on Wednesday night to promote his album “Come Over When You’re Sober.” In his lyrics, he openly talked about depression and being a drug addict.


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