2017 has seen the unfortunate death of yet another artist. The latest emerging artist to leave us far too soon is rapper and singer Lil Peep. Although there has been no official toxicology report, overdose is the suspected cause of death. The artist was pronounced dead at 9 PM Mountain Time in Tuscon, AZ on November 15th.
Before his death, Lil Peep claimed in a string of Instagram posts that he had ingested psilocybin mushrooms, marijuana concentrate, and six Xanax pills. A subsequent post was captioned "When I die, you'll love me."
Lil Peep was known for his unique style, combining Hip Hop with Emo style, which led to it being considered lo-fi rap or emo-trap. His debut album, “Come Over When You’re Sober” was released on August 15th. The artist was currently on a tour promoting the album, which began in August and was scheduled to end on November 17th.
Many fellow artists were shocked and emotional at the sudden death of the artist. Diplo, Marshmello, and Bella Thorne, who Lil Peep was romantically connected to, were among those who took to Twitter to express their condolences.
"F--k I don't know what to say," Thorne tweeted. "Peep you deserved more out of life. Life didn't do your greatness justice."
"I just wanted to say anybody out there who is a Lil Peep fan, you guys know how talented he was," Thorne said in an Instagram story. "You guys know how great he was... well he was even more f---king great as a person."
“Peep had so much more to do man he was constantly inspiring me.” Diplo said in a tweet. “I don’t feel good man.”
“I can’t believe this.” Marshmello tweeted. “We were just talking last week about working on a song together and now you’re gone. You will be missed, R.I.P @Lilpeep.”
Lil Peep was 21 years old and leaves a host of family, friends and dedicated fans. May he rest in peace.
RIP Lil Peep