The rapper, Lil’ Peep is gone, but his fans and friends have not forgotten. The 21-year-old, Gustav Ahr, passed away on the 15th of November, 2017, and friends and family remembered him during an emotional memorial at his hometown of Long Beach, California.
Gus died of a drug overdose before he was scheduled to perform at a nightclub in Tuscon. His manager found him unresponsive on his tour bus, according to Sergeant Pete Dugan as confirmed by E! News.
Police tried to revive the rapper but couldn’t do so; he was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities found drug paraphernalia on the bus and determined that there appeared to be no evidence of foul play.
Gus’s grandmother spoke at the event and said he was cognizant of the unfairness in the world, how people were looked down upon due to their status in wealth or how they looked. The rapper “rejected it and he rejected being molded into a box.”
Following the news of his death, Sarah Stennett, who served as an executive of First Access Entertainment said in a statement that she was “shocked and heartbroken” to hear the news.
Stennett added that she did not believe the rapper wanted to die. Sarah claimed Lil Peep had charisma, ambition, and a “flourishing career” so to see it disappear so quickly is indeed a tragedy.
Back in August of this year, Lil Peep released his studio album, Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 1, and many in the musical community commemorated his death including Post-Malone and Pete Wentz from Fall Out Boy. Bella Thorne shouted out to the rapper as well, whom he was spotted kissing back in September of this year.