RIP: Rapper Lil Peep, a.k.a Gustav Åhr, dead of suspected overdose at 21

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21 year-old up-and-coming rapper Lil Peep died Wednesday evening of a suspected drug overdose while on tour.

‘When I die you’ll love me,’ he wrote, as the caption to an Instagram post of himself on stage shortly before his death:

When I die You'll love me

A post shared by @lilpeep on

Peep also posted a selfie with two pills on his tongue. And, furthering the ominous social media posts connected with his death, there is a video circulating of a Snapchat a friend of Peep’s made. In the Snapchat video (which we are not embedding, but which you can view by clicking the link), Lil Peep appears to have already overdosed, or possibly even died.




His friend Elijah Daniel speculated that Lil Peep’s death may have been connected to depression. “tell ur friends u love them,” he wrote on Twitter. “talk to people about ur problems, let ur friends know they’re not alone. know u arent alone. idk. im sad. depression isnt trendy its an awful rotting feeling. lil peep deserved a happy ending.”

In a since-deleted Instagram post, Peep’s ex-girlfriend Bella Thorne wrote, “I’ve been expecting this call for a year. Mother f***.”

Just this August, Lil Peep released his first album, Come Over When You’re Sober. Here’s the video for Peep’s track “Switch Up”:



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  • bambiglanville

    Bella Thorne, classy as always. So sad.

  • Bell

    Actually, Lil Peep’s manager posted on twitter “I’ve been expecting this call for a year. Mother f#@%.” It was not Bella Thorn on Instagram.

  • twelfthnight

    Well, I guess any kids who wanted to copy the pills-on-tongue selfie got a swift reminder as to what happens when you do drugs. A fun time goes very, very bad in the blink of an eye.

    Recreational drug use is a bad idea. Anything that can actually kill you (which, to my knowledge, is pretty much everything but MJ) is not something to mess with.