lil peep dead at age 21

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Rapper Lil Peep dead at age 21

Riff Raff, Pete Wentz, and more have shared condolences.


Audra Schroeder


Published Nov 16, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 10:55 am CDT

The rapper Lil Peep has passed away at age 21. The rumored cause of death was a drug overdose.

Lil Peep, real name Gustav Ahr, rose up through SoundCloud, riding on songs about drugs and suicide, and presenting a colorfully tattooed persona. A January Pitchfork feature called him “the fresh-faced avatar of post-emo angst that’s not quite rap or rock.” In that interview, Lil Peep also opened up about his struggle with depression.

His manager, Mikey Cortez, posted to Instagram Wednesday night to seemingly confirm Lil Peep’s death. Just one day ago, he posted about trying to find happiness, stating, “Maybe I won’t die young and I’ll be happy?” In a video posted Nov. 14, he says he took six Xanax, and that he’s “good, I’m not sick.”

Lil Peep had just released his mixtape Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 1. 

Update Nov. 28, 9:31am CT: Lil Peep’s team has released its first statement since his death.

H/T Uproxx

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*First Published: Nov 16, 2017, 10:34 am CST