Rising New York artist Lil Peep died in Tucson, Ariz. on Wednesday night (Nov. 15) from a suspected drug overdose. He was just 21 years old.
His body was reportedly found inside his tour bus parked outside a venue called The Rock, where he was scheduled to perform.
His manager, Chase Ortega, told TMZ that he went to check on Lil Peep at around 8:50 PM and found him dead. He also took to Twitter, writing: “I’ve been expecting this call for a year. Mother f*ck”.
Hours before his death, Peep posted an Instagram video where he said he was “lit” after taking “six Xanax”. He also posted a photo of himself taking some sort of pills or drugs with the caption “f*cc it”. In another, he wrote, “When I die You’ll love me.”
The rapper/singer (born Gustav Åhr) grew up in Long Beach, N.Y. He started on Youtube, before eventually releasing a series of popular EPs and mixtapes. He ultimately dropped first full-length album, titled Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 1, in August.
His music and lyrics covered a range of topics, including his battles with depression and drugs, as well as his sexuality.
Following his death, a number of musicians reacted to the news on Twitter, including Post Malone, actress Bella Thorne, Travis Barker, Marshmello, Diplo and Lil Yatchy, among others.
RIP LIL PEEP ?
— Travis Barker (@travisbarker) November 16, 2017
in the short time that i knew you, you were a great friend to me and a great person. your music changed the world and it'll never be the same. i love you bud. forever pic.twitter.com/tpbxpkf4f4
— Posty (@PostMalone) November 16, 2017
Peep you deserved more out of life. Life didn't do your greatness justice
— BITCHIMBELLATHORNE (@bellathorne) November 16, 2017
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. Everyone will miss you man @Lilpeep
— marshmello (@marshmellomusic) November 16, 2017
peep had so much more to do man he was constantly inspiring me. I dont feel good man
— Thomas Wesley (@diplo) November 16, 2017
R.I.P Lil Peep Dawg
— caliginous boat (@lilyachty) November 16, 2017
I remember Lil peep telling me he is against the sexual abuse of women and people in the music industry… I will continue to push his vision thank you – Lil B
— Lil B THE BASEDGOD (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) November 16, 2017