Rapper Lil Peep died weeks earlier after overdosing on Xanax laced with deadly Fentanyl. Some suspect that Lil Peep’s death was a result of him taking (intentionally or unintentionally) some XANAX bars that were LACED with the powerful opioid. Under investigation is a group of his friends who are said to have known where Peep bought the Xanax bars from including a close friend of his. Police are investigating into where the Drugs were purchased and are interrogating his associates to find out. Text messages from some of his close friends were found, including a 20-year-old woman named Mariah Bons who is the sister of one of Peep’s BEST FRIENDS where they claim that the they knew the rapper purchased the drugs from. In text she claims that she and her friend are the ones that got LiL Peep High. The DEA is now investigating further as to what happened.
Gustav Åhr (November 1, 1996 – November 15, 2017), known by his stage name Lil Peep, was an American rapper and singer. He was cited as one of the primary artists responsible for the post-emo revival with his style of hip hop which came to be known as emo trap.Lil Peep was described as a "SoundCloud rapper", and his musical style is considered emo hip hop,[and lo-fi rap. The New York Times defined Åhr as the Kurt Cobain of lo-fi rap and described his music as gloomy and diabolically melodic.Åhr's music generally drew on both southern US rap and the angsty introspection of the rock subgenre post-hardcore.On November 15, 2017, Åhr was found dead on his tour bus when his manager went to check on him in preparation for that night's performance at a Tucson, Arizona venue.
In a series of Instagram posts in the hours leading up to his death, Åhr claimed to have ingested psilocybin mushrooms and marijuana concentrate. In another, he claimed to have consumed six Xanax pills following a video depicting his attempts to drop an unidentified pill into his mouth several times before successfully swallowing one and shaking a full prescription bottle. A subsequent post was captioned "When I die, you'll love me."
In the days after his death, a police report revealed that Åhr had taken a nap around 5:45 p.m. before the concert. His manager checked on him twice and found him sleeping and breathing fine, but was unable to wake him. When the manager checked on Åhr a third time, he was unresponsive and not breathing. Åhr's manager performed CPR before medics arrived, though he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Numerous artists in the music industry paid tribute to Åhr following his death, including Diplo, Post Malone, Pete Wentz, Marshmello, Zane Lowe, ASAP Nast, Rich Chigga, Playboi Carti, Lil Uzi Vert, Bella Thorne, Sam Smith and Mark Ronson.Jon Caramanica, a music critic for the New York Times, held a special remembrance podcast episode to honor Peep following his death which was released on November 22, 2017.
Good Charlotte also honored Lil Peep with a performance of ‘Awful Things’ which was shown at his memorial in Long Beach, New York on December 2, 2017. Many are calling him the Kurt Cobain of his time.