Rapper Lil Peep Dies at 21

Ruben Ruiz
November 18, 2017

"I am shocked and heartbroken".

A number of celebrities and artists from the hip-hop and pop communities showed their love and appreciation for Lil Peep on Twitter, including Sam Smith, Diplo, Juicy J, Marshmello and more.

'He was highly intelligent, hugely creative, massively charismatic, gentle and charming, ' she said.

"He had huge ambition and [his] career was flourishing".

Fans loved him for the candor of his songs which in addition to addressing his struggles with drugs talked about such topics as depression and sexuality. His death was confirmed by the artists' United Kingdom rep following an overdose this morning.

The New York-born rapper reportedly overdosed and was transported to the hospital, his music manager Adam Grandmaison told The Guardian. His ironic sense of humor is obvious from his lyrics and music videos, and that's what made him fit so easily into disaffected youth culture as it exists in 2017.

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Tucson fire medics treated Lil Peep on the scene, but were not able to save him. He was the ringleader of a collective of emo rappers known as the Goth Boi Clique, and a Pitchfork article claimed he was "the future of emo".

Lil Peep, whose real name was Gustav Ahr, released his debut album, Come Over When You're Sober, Pt. 1, in August. The final song he released, "Avoid", appeared on Soundcloud last month. "I don't express that side of myself on social media". Lil Peep always expressed his thoughts on being progressive not only in music, but sexuality, fashion, and gender equality. "That's my channel for letting all that s-t out". "I'mma see y'all tonight".

He had "Get Cake Die Young" tattooed along his hairline, and his Instagram bio reads, "musician/supermodel/toyboy //ugly, cute and dying".

Lil Peep and actress Bella Thorne were linked together in September.

"F-k I don't know what to say", the actress wrote.

Many of Lil Peep's fans shared their thoughts and condolences on Twitter, too. "Life didn't do your greatness justice". This Thursday morning the actress shared an emotional Instagram stories video of her crying while speaking of the tragic incident. You will be missed, R.I.P.

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