It is with a heavy heart we announce the death of Lil Peep, who passed away tonight, Wednesday, November 15. Lil Peep, who was born Gustav Åhr, was on a tour stop in Tuscon, Arizona when he overdosed backstage and was rushed to the hospital.
Mikey Cortez, who was a close friend to Lil Peep, broke the news late Wednesday night, posting a photo on Instagram saying, “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. One of the realest. Please someone tell me this isn’t real.”
In such a short amount of time, Lil Peep shifted rap as we know it with his emo-influenced trap music and modern goth aesthetic. With such a promising and ground-breaking career ahead of him, it truly is a tragedy that he is gone so soon.
Rest In Peace.
ALL IMAGES COURTESY OF LIL PEEP’S INSTAGRAM