According to the toxicology report from the Pima County Medical Examiner, Lil Peep died from a drug overdose of Fentanyl and Xanax. The rapper/singer passed away at the age of 21. The report claimed that the combined effects of fentanyl and alprazolam were the cause of his death.
Celebrity Insider reported earlier in the month that the singer died while on tour. His manager found him unresponsive in the back of the tour bus while they were in Tuscon, Arizona.
Medical professionals attempted to revive him but were unsuccessful. After their failure to resuscitate him, the first responders declared him dead at the scene.
In a report from TMZ, the coroner found other drugs in his system including marijuana, Tramadol, and cocaine.
At the time of his passing, Pete Dugan – the sergeant for the Tuscon Police Department – said to Us Weekly that it appeared that he died from Xanax. Additionally, officials found drug paraphernalia and narcotics.
Sarah Stennett, who worked as the CEO of First Access Entertainment, released a statement at the time of his death where she expressed grief at the news.
The CEO stated she didn’t believe “Peep wanted to die” and it’s “so tragic” because he was hugely ambitious and his career was flourishing.
Celebrities including Bella Thorne, Post-Malone, Diplo, and Sam Smith sent out their condolences following his death. The 20-year-old actress, Bella, said she “didn’t know what to say” and that her ex-boyfriend “deserved more out of life.”
Fentanyl has proven to be a severe problem in the United States and Canada in the last few years. Many addicts find themselves taking what they think is heroin, but in reality, is fentanyl.
Lil Peep isn’t the only musician to pass away this year. Chris Cornell – from Soundgarden – and Chester Bennington died during the summer months due to suicide. Coincidentally, both rockstars were killed by asphyxiation, and Bennington even sang at the Soundgarden frontman’s funeral.