Rap star Lil Peep was pronounced dead after being rushed to the hospital after allegedly taking unspecified prescription medication and other possible drugs. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but an overdose was the likely cause of his death.
Like most artists who are making it big in the recording world, the young but troubled 21-year-old man thrived online quite successfully., with his recently released music video "Awful Things" already reaching over 15 million views on YouTube.
Possible Drug Overdose
Apparently, the young rapper was rushed to the hospital after allegedly taking unspecified prescription medication and other possible drugs. Though nothing has been confirmed yet, the likely cause of his death is overdose.
Before he passed away, Peep posted an Instagram video of himself dancing.
"I just took honey and shrooms," he wrote.
Then he posted his final Instagram message last Wednesday.
"When I die You'll love me."
Reaction From Mentors
In 2016, Peep collaborated with First Access Entertainment. Its CEO, Sarah Stennett, put out a statement about the rapper who had specific goals in mind for his budding career.
"I am shocked and heartbroken," wrote Stennett about the young man's unexpected passing.
"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."
Chase Ortega, the manager of the late rapper, made a Twitter announcement, indicating that he was expecting to receive such tragic news about his artist.
"I've been expecting this call for a year," tweeted Ortega.
Debut Album Released Last August
Last August, he releasedhis debut album titled Come Over When You're Sober (Part One).
The album is filled with highly emotional music that represents a lot of his feelings on suffering from depression. His constant drug use was a huge problem to begin with.
Tributes Flow From Other Fellow Musicians
DJ and rapper Diplo shares this message:
"Peep had so much more to do ... he was constantly inspiring me. I don't feel good man."
Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy wrote a heartfelt message:
"No. Not lil peep. ...There's something about this that hurts a little bit more... I mean @DCD2records went to his show last week- when I talked to him on ig I felt so connected. Tough to process."
Singer Sam Smith shared his reaction to the news of Peep's death on Twitter:
"Seeing the news of Lil Peep is so desperately sad."
The young rapper's memory can be re-lived by listening to a string of self-released mixtapes posted on YouTube.