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Lil Peep dies

By | Published on Friday 17 November 2017

Lil Peep

US rapper Lil Peep has died, aged 21, from an apparent drug overdose.

In the hours before his death he posted a series of videos and photos to Instagram discussing the drugs he had taken, which included Xanax and mushrooms, while in some cases he seemed to swallow unidentified pills as he was recording.

Lil Peep made a name for himself via a series of mixtapes before releasing his debut album, ‘Come Over When You’re Sober (Part One)’, in August this year. In his emotional lyrics he candidly discussed drug use and depression.

His manager Chase Ortega confirmed the news of the rapper’s death, while tweeting: “I’ve been expecting this call for a year. Mother fuck”.

Meanwhile Sarah Stennett of First Access Entertainment, who had worked with Peep, said in a statement: “I am shocked and heartbroken. I do not believe Peep wanted to die, this is so tragic. He had big goals and dreams for the future which he had shared with me, his team, his family and his friends. He was highly intelligent, hugely creative, massively charismatic, gentle and charming. He had huge ambition and his career was flourishing”.

She continued: “I have spoken to his mother and she asked me to convey that she is very, very proud of him and everything he was able to achieve in his short life. She is truly grateful to the fans and the people who have supported and loved him”.

As news of his death spread, various other artists paid tribute. Diplo said that the rapper “had so much more to do”, while Marshmello added that he was “the nicest person”. Post Malone called him “a great friend” and said that his “music changed the world”.