Rapper, YouTube star Lil Peep dead at 21

Angelo Anderson
November 17, 2017

Despite the lamentations of some fans in the wake of the death of emo rapper Lil Peep two days ago, hip-hop histories and biographies are rife with tales of profuse pill popping, lean sipping, and cocaine overdoses.

Lil Peep released his debut album, Come Over When You're Sober, in August.

With a medical examiner confirming that the cause of Peep's death is a suspected overdose - though it will be another six-to-eight weeks before that is established for certain - much attention has been focused since his death on USA drug culture, particularly in regards to its prescription drug epidemic. "When I die you'll love me", he wrote in one message.

See how the rap world reacted to Lil Peep's tragic death in the gallery below.

"I don't let people help me but I need help", Lil Peep wrote in the caption. "What is happy I always have happiness for like 10 seconds and then it's gone", he wrote. "I'm getting so exhausted of this".

In a statement, First Access Entertainment CEO Sarah Stennett says she is "shocked and heartbroken". "He had big goals and dreams for the future which he had shared with me, his team, his family and his friends", she said.

Wentz struggled with mental health in the past, and in 2005 he attempted to take his own life - an incident that ended with him being taken to the hospital after ingesting pills.

He told EW that it's sometimes hard to tell what people are going through based on their outward appearance alone, and that it's important to make sure they're actually OK.

Fans and others on social media said they hope the death is a wakeup call for others about the danger of opioids.

All of the items on sale on Lil Peep's website, meanwhile, sold out after fans learned of his death.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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