Gustav Ahr, known by his fans as Lil Peep, passed away late Wednesday from a drug overdose. He was only 21.
According to LAD Bible Ahr overdosed on Xanax and Fentanyl pills. Some are rumoring that his death was a suicide.
The self-made rapper, who dropped out of high school to create YouTube videos of his songs, was known for his emotionally charged lyrics that captivated fans. His debut album Come Over When You’re Sober hit the charts in August 2017 and, coupled with his eye-catching dress and numerous tattoos, created a buzz that earned international attention.
The rap world paid tribute to him in his passing. Diplo wrote on Twitter that Ahr “had so much more to do man he was constantly inspiring me.” Fellow producer Mashmello wrote, “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,” according to The Guardian.
Sarah Stennett, the CEO of First Access Entertainment, said, “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 ad she asked me to convey that she is very, very proud of him and everything he was able to achieve in his short life.”
Ahr originated from Long Island. As his following grew on YouTube, so did his acclaim. Several music publications lauded his endeavors. Influential online music magazine Pitchfork hailed him as the “future of emo.”
Ahr’s style was notable. He was known for his loud, gruff voice, his dark and emotionally charged lyrics, as well as for his unique combination of lo-fi rap and melancholy emo-trap sounds.
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