Lil Peep Dead at 21

Lil Peep Dead at 21
Rising rapper Lil Peep, considered by many to be the voice of his generation, has passed away at the age of 21. While details are scarce, early reports suggest he died of a drug overdose.

UPDATE (11/16, 4:10 p.m. EST): According to the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner, Lil Peep indeed died of a suspect overdose.

The news was first revealed on Instagram by Lil Peep's associate Mikey Cortez, who posted three photos of the rapper and wrote, "I'm completely heart broken and lost right now. I can't even feel it's not real. I love you and I'll miss you always."

Lil Peep's manager Chase Ortega also shared a statement on his Twitter (which is now private). According to Billboard, it reads, "I've been expecting this call for a year. Mother fuck."

Further, Sarah Stennett, CEO of First Access Entertainment, released the following statement:

I am shocked and heartbroken. I do not believe Peep wanted to die, this is so tragic. He had big goals and dreams for the future which he had shared with me, his team, his family and his friends. He was highly intelligent, hugely creative, massively charismatic, gentle and charming. He had huge ambition and his career was flourishing.

I have spoken to his mother and she asked me to convey that she is very, very proud of him and everything he was able to achieve in his short life. She is truly grateful to the fans and the people who have supported and loved him.


Born Gustav Åhr in Pennsylvania and raised in Long Island, NY, the performer built a name for himself from his four mixtapes. His debut album, Come over When You're Sober, Pt. 1, was released in August of this year. A second part, along with another album called Goth Angel Sinner, are both reportedly in the works. 

Countless collaborators, friends and record industry personnel have paid condolences to the rapper on social media. Read some of their tributes below, and stay tuned for more details as they become available.