Rapper Lil Peep Reportedly Dies of a Drug Overdose, Details Unclear

By Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
November 16, 2017 Updated: November 16, 2017

Rapper Lil Peep reportedly died of a suspected drug overdose, according to reports. He was 21.

The rapper, who blended hip-hop and emo, and whose real name was Gustav Ahr, released his debut album in August. He was seen as a rising star.

His representative confirmed to the Guardian that he was taken to the hospital following an overdose.

His manager Chase Ortega tweeted, “I’ve been expecting this call for a year.” “Peep had so much more to do man he was constantly inspiring me. I don’t feel good man,” wrote Diplo, the producer.

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“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 being a drug addict and being depressed.

“I am a depressed drug addict and I’m nearing my breaking point,” he tweeted several months ago, according to The Independent. “Everything I love is disappearing.”

Sarah Stennett, the CEO of First Access Entertainment, said in a statement, “I am shocked and heartbroken. I do not believe Peep wanted to die, this is so tragic. He had huge ambition and his career was flourishing […] I have spoken to his mother and she asked me to convey that she is very, very proud of him and everything he was able to achieve in his short life,” reported the Guardian.

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