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‘We Lost Her’: Lo-Fi Singer Lil Bo Weep Found Dead In Australia
“I sing when I’m sad,” Lil Bo Weep, whose legal name was Winona Lisa Green, wrote on SoundCloud. “These are my expressions.”
Australian musician Lil Bo Weep has died at the age of 22, according to reports.
The YouTube singer, whose real name is Winona Lisa Green, died on March 5, her family said.
The 22-year-old’s family also confirmed Green's death on social media last week, noting she had recently returned to Australia from the U.S. She was from Adelaide, Australia.
“This weekend we lost the fight for my daughter's life against depression, trauma, PTSD and drug addiction that we have been fighting since we got her back from America through emergency repatriation [Department of Foreign Affairs] but broken,” her father Matthew Schofield Green said in a tribute posted to Facebook on March 5.
Green's cause of death hasn’t been released.
“She fought hard against her demons as we all did side by side next to her and picking up the broken pieces over and over again but she could not fight anymore and we lost her,” Schofield Green added. “As her dad I am proud of her beyond words as she is my hero, my daughter and my best friend that I love so so much. She is no longer hurting now with the universe wanting their angel back. A big part of me is lost.”
Green was born Cheyenne Lisa Green but changed her first name to Winona in 2014, her father said.
Days before her death, Green had uploaded a haunting video to her Instagram page. In the 33-second clip, she revealed she was struggling and mourning the loss of her child. It was her last post on the platform.
“I’ve been crying all day, so I’m sorry,” Green, who looked visibly distraught, told the camera in the video’s opening seconds.
“Around this time last year, I lost my child and I would like to do something in remembrance of her, preferably spread some flowers at a beach and spend the day just mourning. I’d really appreciate if anyone in Adelaide would be kind enough to do that for me and with me so please reach out, thank you.”
Green, who has 125,000 followers on her YouTube page and nearly 240,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, began uploading music online in 2015. In 2017, she released “SOLO,” a digital album and compilation of songs she’d written and performed since launching her career. Her music was heavily influenced by lo-fi emo rap subculture. Green’s lyrics encapsulated sorrowful reflections on teenage life and detailed her real-life struggles with mental health.
“I sing when I’m sad,” she wrote on SoundCloud, where she has an additional nearly 37,000 followers. “These are my expressions.”
On one track she dubbed “Untitled,” Green laments she can’t find “a light in this dark.”
“But I am still lost; stuck in my shell,” she wrote. “And my bodies starving; I can't stop myself. So I search for someone, but there's nobody else. I can't stop hurting from the pain that I bled.”
In another melancholy melody, titled, “i wrote this song 4 u,” Green pours her heart out, evoking chilling images of a neglected graveyard, while detailing a strained romantic relationship. Her spooky cover of Linkin Park’s single “Numb” has more than 67,000 views.
Green’s premature death eerily mirrors that of Lil Peep, one of the architects of the emo rap movement, who is responsible for ushering the genre into the mainstream. Born Gustav Åhr, Lil Peep died of a fentanyl overdose on his tour bus in Tuscon, Arizona on Nov. 15, 2017. The rapper turned 21 two weeks earlier.
Oxygen.com was unable to reach the Green family for comment on Wednesday.