Bella Thorne’s Ex Lil Peep Dead at 21 From Drug Overdose on Tour
Another young talent has lost his life far too soon.
Lil Peep, a 21-year-old rising rapper, has been found dead on his tour bus from apparent overdose, according to various sources.
And his ex, Bella Thorne, and other celebs, are in mourning.
The Long Island native was found dead in his tour bus on Wednesday evening, before he was supposed to play a show in Arizona, Daily Mail reports.
What's eerie is Lil Peep had posted the above photo on Instagram the day he died, in which he shows off a pill on his tongue.
The same day, he also posted the below photo on the social media ite with the troubling caption that read "when I die you'll love me."
And just 48 hours before he was found, he did an interview with New Zealand radio host Zane Lowe, talking about how difficult it's been for him on tour.
"Things get worse and worse and worse every day, he said.
"(My fans) tell me all the time that it helps them stay alive, keeps them from committing suicide and stuff like that.
"I've seen countless Lil Peep tattoos on people, they've devoted their lives to my music. It's pretty crazy, it blows my mind. I love it, it's a great thing and if it's helping people, then that's why I'm doing it."
And for those in the rapper's life — his real name is Gustav Åhr — unfortunately his untimely death wasn't a total surprise.
"I've been expecting this call for a year," the rapper's manager Chase Ortega tweeted, referencing the singer's drug issues.
A representative also confirmed his death, revealing more about his personality and his promising career ahead.
"I am shocked and heartbroken," Sarah Sennett – the CEO of First Access Entertainment, a management and publishing company that partnered with Lil Peep last year – told Rolling Stone in a statement.
"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."
Musically, Lil Peep has been touted as a "young artist reviving emo for a hip-hop age," according to Rolling Stone, and gained fame and a massive following by posting his music and his emotionally-driven lyrics to Soundcloud.
"It's good for the emo genre as a whole and all the fans and all the people who ever liked it, because it’s going to keep it relevant," he said of his music.
"It's just adapting to the new sounds that people want to listen to when they hop in the car and shit."
But his booming career was clouded in depression and drug use.
"I suffer from depression and some days I wake up and I’m like, 'F—k, I wish I didn’t wake up," he told Pitchfork.
"That was part of why I moved to California; trying to get away from the place that was doing that to me, and the people I was around. I realized it was just myself – it's a chemical imbalance in my brain."
Perhaps most devastated by this loss is Peep's ex, Famous in Love star Bella Thorne, who took to Instagram story to pay tribute to her friend, and tweeted that she is in disbelief about his passing.
Fuck I don't know what to saybella thorne (@bellathorne) November 16, 2017
Peep you deserved more out of life. Life didn't do your greatness justicebella thorne (@bellathorne) November 16, 2017
Other musicians, including Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz and Diplo, also hopped on social media to pay their respects:
Lil Peep forever pic.twitter.com/Yng5ABM0ULpw (@petewentz) November 16, 2017
peep had so much more to do man he was constantly inspiring me. I dont feel good mandiplo (@diplo) November 16, 2017
R.I.P. Lil Peepjuicy j (@therealjuicyj) November 16, 2017
Lil peep wtfffffffffff bro I'm sickTy Dolla $ign (@tydollasign) November 16, 2017
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