Lil Peep Cause Of Death Revealed: Rapper Overdosed On Fentanyl, Xanax
Rapper Lil Peep, the voice behind "Beamer Boy" and "Awful Things," died from an overdose of Fentanyl and Xanax, according to the Pima County Medical Examiner, which marked the death as accidental.
A cocktail of other drugs was found in his system as well, as TMZ reports. Lil Peep's blood tested positive for marijuana, cocaine, and Tramadol, an opioid pain medication used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain.
His urine tested positive for the above-mentioned drugs, in addition to hydrocodone, generic Dilaudid, oxycodone, and oxymorphone. He had no alcohol in his system, reports TMZ.
Gustav Åhr, better known as his stage name Lil Peep, died in Nov. 15 inside a tour bus during a stop in Tucson, Arizona. He was just 21 years old. Just months prior to his death, Lil Peep released Come Over When You're Sober, his debut album.
At the time of his death, Karl Åher, Lil Peep's older brother, said that the pill he took may have been "laced," which caused his death accidentally.
"He thought he could take what he did, but he had been given something and he didn't realize what it was," he said.
Lil Peep's death came as a complete shock to his brother, who goes by Oskar. He said Peep wasn't "struggling" at the time, calling the possibility of intentional overdose unlikely.
"He was super happy with where he was in life."
Friends, family, and fans paid tribute to Lil Peep in a memorial service Saturday, Dec. 2, at Long Beach, New York — his hometown. Longtime friend Emma Harris honored him during the service.
"He'd make me laugh until I cried," she said.
"He was completely unique, a gift from God that was handed to us for a short period of time to change the world for the better," wrote one fan.
Music critic Jon Caramanica once called Lil Peep the Kurt Cobain of lo-fi rap, describing his music as gloomy and diabolically melodic. Lil Peep said that he wanted to become the new Cobain.
"He wasn't the modern-day Kurt Cobain, by the way. He is the first and only Lil Peep, and arguably left behind a legacy that will have a far greater impact. His kindness will live on through lots of people," wrote another fan.
In the wake of Lil Peep's death, a number of musicians and artists have spoken out about rampant drug use within the hip-hop and rap community. Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist Lil Uzi Vert announced he was giving up drugs; Wiz Khalifa has encouraged his friends to stop using lean; and Vic Mensa called out artists who glorify drug use to sell records.