Musicans Pay Tribute To Lil Peep Who Has Died At The Age Of 21

16 November 2017, 11:11 | Updated: 16 November 2017, 12:32

RIP Lil Peep: Musicians Pay Tribute To The Emo Rap
James Wilson-Taylor

By James Wilson-Taylor

The emo rapper was taken to hospital after a suspected overdose while on tour in the US.

Sad news today (November 16th) as Lil Peep, the pioneering emo rapper who's debut album Come Over When You’re Sober (Part One) was released in August, has been found dead at the age of 21.

The rapper, real name Gustav Åhr, was taken to hospital after a suspected overdose, his music manager Adam Grandmaison confirming the news to The Guardian. He was in Tucson, Arizona playing a show at The Rock venue as part of his current US tour.

Known for his intricate mixing of styles and genres, Lil Peep shot to fame through YouTube uploads and a series of free mixtapes, his work heavily praised for it's honest discussion of topics such as depression and drug use.

Figures from the world of rap, emo, YouTube and acting have paid tribute on social media:








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