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.