Rising Artist Lil Peep Dead From Suspected Drug Overdose

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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.”

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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.