Lil Peep Memorial: Fans And Musicians Pay Tribute To Late Emo Rapper

4 December 2017, 14:22

Lil Peep, Good Charlotte
Lil Peep, Good Charlotte. Picture: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

By James Wilson-Taylor

Good Charlotte were among the performers at the memorial service which streamed live on YouTube.

Ever since the sad death of emo rapper Lil Peep on November 16th, fans and fellow musicians have been paying tribute, with many of them gathering together at memorial services held in London and Long Beach, New York this past weekend (December 3rd).

The service for the musician, real name Gustav Åhr, was livestreamed on YouTube and featured readings by the performer's mother and grandmother as well as a performance by Good Charlotte of his song 'Awful Things'.

“He lived his own life on his own terms. He was a stubborn, driven, talented, crafty, observant, and tender young man. Gus was also vulnerable” said Lil Peep’s mother, Liza Womack. Lil Peep’s grandmother, Jenny Kastner, added: “He wasn’t the modern-day Kurt Cobain, by the way. He is the first and only Lil Peep, and arguably left behind a legacy that will have a far greater impact. His kindness will live on through lots of people.”

Lil Peep's face was also projected onto the side of the Houses of Parliament in Westminster at midnight on Saturday in tribute.

The pioneering emo rapper's debut album Come Over When You’re Sober (Part One) was released in August. He was 21 years old when he died of a suspected drug overdose.

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