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Rapper Lil Peep died of a suspected overdose at 21



Rising rapper Lil Peep has died at age 21 of a suspected overdose, his United Kingdom (U.K.) representative told The Guardian.

Music manager Adam Grandmaison on Thursday said that Peep had been taken to the hospital following the overdose.

Peep – whose real name was Gustav Åhr and who grew up in Long Beach, New York – said in a video posted hours before his death that he had taken prescription drugs.

“El Paso, I took six Xanax and I was lit,” he said in El Paso, Texas. “I’m good, I’m not sick. I’m a see y’all tonight.”


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Peep on Wednesday also created an Instagram post captioned “When I die You’ll love me” alongside a photo of him displaying a tattoo reading “LOVE” with a frowning face in the “O.”

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The Guardian on Thursday reported that Peep’s emotional songs often chronicled depression and drug use.

Peep earned a cult following by combining soul-searching “emo” lyrics and cold, trap music-style production.

The musician released his debut album – "Come Over When You’re Sober (Part One)" last August after a string of self-released mixtapes.

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Peep’s myriad tattoos and provocative dress style also earned him attention in the fashion world, with the singer even doing several catwalk shows for Vlone.

The rap world has since started paying tribute to Peep after his death, with several artists and producers voicing sympathy for him.

“[Peep] had so much more to do man he was constantly inspiring me,” rapper Diplo tweeted Thursday. “I don’t feel good man.”

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“[Peep] was a great friend to me and a great person,” rapper Post Malone said Thursday. “Your music changed the world and it’ll never be the same.”

“Peep was the nicest person,” producer Marshmello wrote. “Hanging out with him, talking to him about music, the song ideas we were going to do together and touring was so amazing.”

Peep’s songs “White Wine,” “Benz Truck” and “The Way I See Things” each gained millions of views on YouTube before his death.

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