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Lil Peep, born Gustav Åhr, passed away on Wednesday night, November 15. He was just 21-years-old. Peep’s body was found on his tour bus in Tuscon, Arizona where he was on the road for his Come Over When You're Sober Tour.
Pitchfork reported the Pima County medical examiner's office as saying Peep's cause of death was a drug overdose. Peep has been known to abuse drugs, particularly xanax.
An official cause of death won’t likely be released until a toxicology report is undergone, which on average takes 6-8 weeks to complete.
Fans and celebrities alike took to social media to pay their respects and share their condolences to the 21-year-old artist.
Uzi Vert said:
“We Would love 2 stop .....But Do You Really Care Cause We Been On Xanax All Fucking Year ..Rip Buddy I 100% Understand and I Don't Fault U”
It seems Uzi is looking to Lil Peep’s death as a wake up call and is attempting to stop his own drug use.
“Sober 2 day I have been shaking. I have been cursing my love ones out and fighting In the studio with no thoughts in my head Teeth biting down because I just wanna be angry at something ......maybe I will just smoke weed tonight”
Others have also taken Peep’s death as a lesson on drug use and mental health.
“Lil peep was crying for help and abusing drugs and still none of us knew this is really a wake up call for everyone. Ask your friends how they're really feeling and spread some positivity #riplilpeep #lilpeep"
“Rip to a legendary legend, you made music that most despised.. your odd looks turned heads, you will forever be remembered as an Wonderful artist #lilpeep #riplilpeep it’s time for us as an society to wake tf up and pay more attention to Our Mental illness community! Rest easy”
Makonnen expressed his grief by writing:
“I’m never gonna be ok. I’ll always love u, we became best friends and made some of the best music I have ever been apart of. I’m gonna miss u forever “Little”. Always in my heart and soul. Thank u for being my real friend”
Multiple other artists also shared their heartbreak and shock at the news of Peep’s passing:
“i wanna fucking cry”
“This terrible news of Lil Peep passing away breaks my heart.”
“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”
“R.I.P Lil Peep Dawg”
“So young. So sad. RIP @Lilpeep”
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