Rapper Lil Peep, born Gustav Ahr, reportedly died of an overdose on Wednesday. His manager Mikey Cortez confirmed his death on Instagram.
According to The New York Times, authorities suggest the 21-year-old Long Island rapper's death was the result of a Xanax overdose before he was scheduled to perform a show in Tucson, Arizona.
“I’m completely heartbroken and lost right now,” Cortez said on Instagram. “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.”
Peep released his first project, Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 1, over the summer. On it, he repeatedly referenced his consumption of cocaine, molly and Xanax, according to UPROXX.
The star made a chilling Instagram post just hours before he died. In one, he appears to be taking two pills.
In another post, he wrote the caption, “When I die You’ll love me.”
Producer Marshmello wrote a heartfelt tribute to him: “Peep was the nicest person. hanging out with him, talking to him about music, the song ideas we were going to do together and touring was so amazing. Everyone will miss you man.”
Musician Lil Phag had a message for others suffering from depression and other issues, saying, “tell ur friends u love them, talk to people about ur problems, let ur friends know they're not alone. know u arent alone. idk. im sad. depression isnt trendy its an awful rotting feeling. deserved a happy ending.”
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