Earlier this morning, rising New York rapper Gustav Åhr who performed under the moniker, Lil Peep passed away. Åhr grew up in Long Beach, New York, was reportedly taken to hospital following an overdose, according to music manager Adam Grandmaison. The New York rapper, closely associated with the “soundcloud rap” scene rose to prominence with tracks with his unique blend of both emo and rap. His tracks “White Wine,” “Benz Truck,” “Awful Things” and “The Way I See Things” all received millions of views on YouTube. His death has not been confirmed. Åhr was 21 years old.
Artists from every corner of the industry have taken to Twitter to express their condolences.
R.I.P Lil Peep Dawg
— king of the youth (@lilyachty) November 16, 2017
RIP LIL PEEP
— Lil pump (@lilpump) November 16, 2017
in the short time that i knew you, you were a great friend to me and a great person. your music changed the world and it'll never be the same. i love you bud. forever pic.twitter.com/tpbxpkf4f4
— Beerbongs & Bentleys (@PostMalone) November 16, 2017
I think the saddest thing is seeing how far removed I am from him and even I said something THIS MORNING and saw him as a KID and a HUMAN. This is very heavy and sad. I really hope people get help and LISTEN to people who love you.
— Chef McNasty (@KREAYSHAWN) November 16, 2017
I remember Lil peep telling me he is against the sexual abuse of women and people in the music industry… I will continue to push his vision thank you – Lil B
— Lil B THE BASEDGOD (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) November 16, 2017
peep had so much more to do man he was constantly inspiring me. I dont feel good man
— diplo (@diplo) November 16, 2017
Seeing the news of Lil Peep is so desperately sad
— Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) November 16, 2017
lil peep passing is such a tragedy. i remember hearing him for the first time and being so enthralled. love to all his family, friends and fans. we have lost something special. R.I.P.
— CHARLI XCX (@charli_xcx) November 16, 2017
I mean @DCD2records went to his show last week- when I talked to him on ig I felt so connected. Tough to process.
— pw (@petewentz) November 16, 2017
Peep was the nicest person. hanging out with him, talking to him about music, the song ideas we were going to do together and touring was so amazing. Everyone will miss you man @Lilpeep
— marshmello (@marshmellomusic) November 16, 2017