YouTubers Pay Tribute to Rapper And YouTube Star Lil' Peep Who Has Died Aged 21
16 November 2017, 13:05
The rapper had a strong following on YouTube.
YouTubers have taken to social media to mourn the death of emo rapper Lil' Peep, who died in hospital following a drug overdose this morning (16th November).
Lil' Peep, real name Gustav Åhr, was reportedly taken into hospital on 15th November following an overdose of prescription drug Xanax that had been laced with Fentanyl - a synthetic and more powerful kind of heroin.
Lil' Peep was a rising star
Lil' Peep first started uploading songs to YouTube just over a year ago, but had already become a known name within the YouTube music community. In the mainstream, he was tipped by critics and artists to be the future of emo.
YouTubers paid their respects to Lil' Peep on social media
Elijah Daniel tweeted, "Lil' Peep deserved a happy ending," and asked his followers to "talk to people about your problems" - a sentiment that was echoed by Tana Mongeau. PewDiePie tweeted, "RIP Peep," while NetNobody described Peep's death as "sad."
tell ur friends u love them, 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.— lil phag (@elijahdaniel) November 16, 2017
someone can literally be here today and gone the next. tell people you love them— HEFNER (@tanamongeau) November 16, 2017
rip peep ⭐️— pewdiepie 💰 (@pewdiepie) November 16, 2017
Lil' Peep had publicly battled addiction and mental illness prior to his death
In February this year he tweeted, "I am a depressed drug addict and I'm nearing my breaking point. Everything I love is disappearing." His music often addressed his depression and drug use. Hours before his death, he posted a picture to Instagram of him taking two pills.
Announcing his death, his manager Chase Ortega tweeted (his account is now locked),"I've been expecting this call for a year."