Lil Peep Dead At 21
A publicist for rising rapper and YouTube star Lil Peep has confirmed he passed away.
He was 21.
The Long Beach, New York-raised emo/hip-hop artist (real name Gustav Åhr) was just 21 years of age. Reasons for his passing have not been revealed, though British broadsheet The Guardian cites a suspected overdose.
Lil Peep had a promising career in front of him. His star had been on the rise since 2015 via a series of Soundcloud tracks, EPs and mixtapes, and he enjoyed full traction through his YouTube channel where his videos to “Awful Things,” “Benz Truck,” “The Brightside” and others clocked up multiple millions of views As the buzz built, Peep signed with agent Cara Lewis and enthusiastic features followed in Fader, Noisey and Pitchfork, which declared him as “the future of emo”. In an extensive three-part profile, Medium wrote, “it’s obvious Peep is going to blow up.”
Understandably, the news of Lil Peep’s death has left many completely stunned.
🖤sending my love to lil peep’s family and everyone in the gothboiclique
— ALICE GLASS (@ALICEGLASS) November 16, 2017
RIP LIL PEEP 💔
— Travis Barker (@travisbarker) November 16, 2017
Peep you deserved more out of life. Life didn't do your greatness justice
— BITCHIMBELLATHORNE (@bellathorne) November 16, 2017
My condolences to Peep’s family, friends and fans.