Lil Peep, the young rapper whose mix of intimate emo lyricism and foggy underground hip-hop resonated with a young crowd who loved both genres, has died at 21. It appears emerging rapper Lil Peep died of a suspected overdose of Xanax.
His death Wednesday while on tour in Tucson was confirmed to The Times by Sgt. Pete Dugan of the Tuscon Police Department. Dugan said the the rapper, born Gustav Ahr in Long Island, N.Y., had been booked to perform at a Tucson bar called the Rock. Based on paraphernalia found at the scene, Dugan said the suspected cause of death was on overdose of the anti-anxiety drug Xanax, which some rappers in underground hip-hop take as a party drug. Dugan said there were no other signs of foul play.
Lil Peep has been catching a lot of attention this year. Between dropping a lot of music and garnering loads of attention in the underground, Lil Peep has many people wondering what he’s about to do. Unfortunately, while many anticipated the release of his upcoming album Come Over When You’re Sober, which was supposed to be released tomorrow, he has unfortunately had to push the album back a few weeks to September 1st. While many of his fans are probably bummed out that they wouldn’t have a new Lil Peep album to be bumpin’ at midnight, there’s definitely a good reason for it. Either way, hopefully it doesn’t end up getting pushed back again.