Lil Peep has passed away at the age of 21, a rep for the artist has confirmed to The FADER. The New York-based artist, known for mixing rap and emo styles, died overnight. He played a live show at The Rock in Tucson on Wednesday evening.
Peep’s manager Chase Ortega broke the bad news. “I’ve been expecting this call for a year. Mother fuck,” he tweeted. A cause of death is yet to be confirmed.
Reached for comment by The FADER, Sarah Stennett, CEO of First Access Entertainment, the company who partnered with Peep in early 2016 said: “I am shocked and heartbroken. I do not believe Peep wanted to die, this is so tragic. He had big goals and dreams for the future which he had shared with me, his team, his family and his friends. He was highly intelligent, hugely creative, massively charismatic, gentle and charming. He had huge ambition and his career was flourishing.
"I have spoken to his mother and she asked me to convey that she is very, very proud of him and everything he was able to achieve in his short life. She is truly grateful to the fans and the people who have supported and loved him.”
Lil Yachty, Mark Ronson, Alice Glass, Makonnen, and many more have all paid tribute to Peep in the hours since the news broke.
Peep, real name Gustav Åhr, posted pictures on Instagram as recently as 9 hours before the news of his death broke.
In 2015, Peep's debut project, LiL PEEP PART ONE, was released on SoundCloud. He followed this up with the Crybaby and Hellboy projects. Come Over When You're Sober (Part One), Peep's debut studio album, was released in August.
Aside from his solo music, Peep was a member of the Los Angeles-based Gothboiclique collective and regularly collaborated with fellow members Lil Tracy and Wicca Phase Springs Eternal.