A wave of shock has cloaked the day with the announcement that rising emo rapper Lil Peep has died. The New York-raised singer celebrated his 21st birthday just last month. Lil Peep had a long history of anxiety and his music was a testament to his battles with depression, drug use and his sexuality. His highly anticipated debut album Come Over When You’re Sober dropped at the beginning of September and just a week before its release, the emerging star announced that he was bisexual. Lil Peep has gained a massive following since he began releasing mixtapes and EPs back in 2015 and was given the title of “the future of emo” by multiple publications. The rapper was currently touring the country with his last stop of the tour scheduled for tonight. He was found on his tour bus prior to last night’s show in Tuscon, AZ and it is rumored that he died from a Xanax overdose, though it has not yet been confirmed. Musicians around the world have reacted to the news of the young star’s death paying tribute to Lil Peep on social media in the hours following his death. Lil Peep was obviously very loved and will be missed by the music community. Read tweets from Marshmello, Diplo, Alison Wonderland and more below.
— marshmello (@marshmellomusic) 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
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
Peep you deserved more out of life. Life didn’t do your greatness justice
— bella thorne (@bellathorne) November 16, 2017
Sending good vibes to anyone out there hurting tonight. ???? and to all the friends of @Lilpeep I am truely sorry for your loss
— ALISON WONDERLAND (@awonderland) 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’m never gonna be ok. I’ll always love u, we became best friends and made some of the best music I have ever been apart of. I’m gonna miss u forever “Little”. Always in my heart and soul. Thank u for being my real friend.???????????????????????? pic.twitter.com/E1DhI2Fqlu
— Master Magician (@iLoveMakonnen5D) November 16, 2017
R.I.P Lil Peep Dawg
— king of the youth (@lilyachty) November 16, 2017
R.I.P. Lil Peep
— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) 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
the voice of an anxiety filled generation
one of the most original artists we had
so sad ????
— JACKAL (@jackalproducer) November 16, 2017