Lil Peep Dead At 21

2017-11-16 by aaronrkc | 128 Comments
New York-born rapper Lil Peep, born Gustav Ahr, died on Wednesday night before a concert in Tuscon, Arizona, due to an alleged opioid overdose.

According to his manager, Mikey Cortez, who took to Instagram:

"I'm completely heart broken and lost right now. I can't even feel it's not real. I love you and I'll miss you always. One of the realest. Please someone tell me this isn't real."

He was 21 years old.

http://live105.radio.com/2017/11/15/rapper-lil-peep-reportedly-dead-at-21/

Tagged: Lil Peep

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TheMrAlexK
November 16th 2017
9739 Comments


R.I.P

DinosaurJones
November 16th 2017
9473 Comments


21 is far too young. Regardless how you feel about the circumstances surrounding his death and all that shit, it's still unfortunate. RIP

LewisShaw
November 16th 2017
292 Comments


RIP

alienobserver
November 16th 2017
4440 Comments


rest in piece. this tore me up.

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BigBlob
November 16th 2017
3609 Comments


dont do drugs lads

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Spacesh1p
November 16th 2017
7550 Comments


Wasn't a fan but never want to see this kind of thing happen.

toocool4pos
November 16th 2017
211 Comments


opioids + benzos = risky biz for the heart

RIP man

Stay safe folks

elliootsmeuth
November 16th 2017
3470 Comments


Drugs are scary RIP

butcherboy
Contributing Reviewer
November 16th 2017
7860 Comments


Little bo peep and his speedballin' dip..

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coldheaven
November 16th 2017
3217 Comments


Didn't he say he was a "functioning junkie" or something like that?

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DinosaurJones
November 16th 2017
9473 Comments


I believe it was a "productive junkie."

coldheaven
November 16th 2017
3217 Comments


Tomato, tamato. That xan shit is wack, and the little lads thinking that shit is cool are wack. I don't even feel some type of way for 1'ing all his albums a while ago.

McTime50
November 16th 2017
312 Comments


R.I.P.

onionbubs
November 16th 2017
8314 Comments


not a fan but super sad nonetheless

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botb
November 16th 2017
11364 Comments


All these gross alt comments. dude was 21, doesn’t matter what he was into or how you feel about his music, thats way way too young to go out

BlackwaterPork
November 16th 2017
3904 Comments


Starboy is obviously a bit of a cunt

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NastyCrab
November 16th 2017
741 Comments


Oh man, it hearts my heart to see someone die this young from opioids.

Snake.
November 16th 2017
20612 Comments


wayyyyyyyyy too fucking young ):

RIP

Aberf
November 16th 2017
2079 Comments


He died doing what he loved.

RIP

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sixdegrees
November 16th 2017
3086 Comments


RIP, nothing more

dfevil085
November 16th 2017
1119 Comments


Fuck man.
RIP

hogan900
November 16th 2017
2707 Comments


21 is also a good age to know the risks of the type of drugs you are taking.
I feel kinda bad, but at the same time it is really really dumb what happened here.

DoofusWainwright
Contributing Reviewer
November 16th 2017
19064 Comments


We will not see his likes again

P0laris
November 16th 2017
327 Comments


I never got into his music, was never a huge fan. But I can't imagine what it would be like to lose my favorite artist, as many people have today. My condolences go out to his friends and families, and of course, his fans.

coldheaven
November 16th 2017
3217 Comments


21 is also a good age to know the risks of the type of drugs you are taking.
I feel kinda bad, but at the same time it is really really dumb what happened here. [2]

luckdaboss
November 16th 2017
35 Comments


"21 is also a good age to know the risks of the type of drugs you are taking.
I feel kinda bad, but at the same time it is really really dumb what happened here."

When are we going to stop perpetuating the myth that most drug addicts don't know the risks involved? Odds are he knew the risks and didn't care because of the way the drugs made him feel. Never heard much by this guy, but a very sad death nonetheless

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Drifter
November 16th 2017
12524 Comments


Damn R.I.P.

DoofusWainwright
Contributing Reviewer
November 16th 2017
19064 Comments


Is anyone going to argue that the fact this lil was a hopeless case didn’t account for a hell of a lot of his artistic appeal/credibility? His lifestyle paid for his supper and built his name :/

ZombieParty
November 16th 2017
470 Comments


R.I.P. gone too soon

robotmagician
November 16th 2017
645 Comments


yea let’s please not say they should know better. they do. countless people from my hometown have been dying from ODs the past few years. recent one was literally a few days from his baby being born and he was trying so hard to be clean. obviously we all wonder what makes one put that needle in their arm the first time, but it’s hard to judge when you don’t know what someone’s life is like.

peep was not only addicted but extremely depressed and suicidal. he has literally said there are days that he wish he didn’t wake up. a predictable end for him. it’s sad.

hogan900
November 16th 2017
2707 Comments


"Odds are he knew the risks and didn't care because of the way the drugs made him feel"
Why feel sorry for someone who risked their own life for a dangerous high? If he didnt care about his own life than why should we?

Muppelope
November 16th 2017
1504 Comments


Hearts my heart [2]

DinosaurJones
November 16th 2017
9473 Comments


It's a shitty situation, but yeah, I do agree with Hogan to a degree.

osmark86
November 16th 2017
5991 Comments


no one is hogan, but if you had someone in your family or close circles of friends like this guy you would probably be a little more sympathetic to addicts.

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NorwichScene
November 16th 2017
2513 Comments


Never heard of him

osmark86
November 16th 2017
5991 Comments


potsy just made a list describing how he dealt with depression and addiction and came out feeling good about life in the end. could have been the same story with lil peep. but it wasn't.

neekafat
November 16th 2017
9830 Comments


Idk who this is but Drifter probably does
RIP

hortanz
November 16th 2017
788 Comments


RIP, way too young :/

Thane
November 16th 2017
2284 Comments


as someone who is in rehab right now because of heroin addiction, i'll just say that no one does dope because their life is so fucking awesome. it's a slow suicide.

BigBlob
November 16th 2017
3609 Comments


people saying "way too young"

as though it would be ok if he was 70 and he OD'd? lol

NastyCrab
November 16th 2017
741 Comments


I usually try to stay chill in comments on sputnik but wow some of you guys are being real fucking assholes. I really hope none of you ever have to deal with a family member/loved one struggling with serious addiction/mental health disorders because I think you'll change your tune. Shame to see so many sputnik regulars are ignorant as fuck.

sixdegrees
November 16th 2017
3086 Comments


sput has no clue tbh

luckdaboss
November 16th 2017
35 Comments


"Why feel sorry for someone who risked their own life for a dangerous high? If he didnt care about his own life than why should we?"

So, if your closest parent and friend both became addicted to Xanax because they were chasing a high, you wouldn't care? You should absolutely feel sorry for people who die from drug overdoses. They know the risks but their dependency on the drug alters the way dopamine is processed, forcing them to chase a high in order to avoid feel increasingly more depressed/anxious/paranoid/etc. Drug addicts are still people who deserve to be respected...

SandorClegane
November 16th 2017
148 Comments


Hopefully, this sad event juxtaposed with the messages in his music will better a generation of youngsters. RIP

Darius
November 16th 2017
13862 Comments


Um, the fuck???

JohnnyOnTheSpot
Staff Reviewer
November 16th 2017
6637 Comments


RIP, nothing more [2] can't speculate much here.

robotmagician
November 16th 2017
645 Comments


hey thane, thanks for sharing that. good luck in rehab, you can do this

Darius
November 16th 2017
13862 Comments


Damn. This was unexpected. RIP.

suppatime
November 16th 2017
934 Comments


damn you guys are so badass celebrating someone's OD

ajcollins15
November 16th 2017
34 Comments


Music was pretty lack luster, but rest in peice to this guy, never like seeing anyone die especially at such a young age

SweeneyTodd
November 16th 2017
1611 Comments


I'm not much older than 21 fuck this hit me hard, I don't like his music but this sucks

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BallsToTheWall
November 16th 2017
48582 Comments


CÅSTLES II was pretty good. RIP!

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BlackMalachite
November 16th 2017
3104 Comments


Guess we're not gonna hear a peep out of him anymore.
Anyways, RIP. I just hope his candid attitude towards heavy drug use doesn't translate over to his fanbase. Drug use like that isn't a joke.

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Scoob
November 16th 2017
4344 Comments


Snide when the fuck can I buy that ep

BlackMalachite
November 16th 2017
3104 Comments


Sn00ty remarks?
11/27 fam

Scoob
November 16th 2017
4344 Comments


Scooby remarks*

BlackMalachite
November 16th 2017
3104 Comments


Scooby d00bie d000000000

Scoob
November 16th 2017
4344 Comments


Trvest user 2017

Archelirion
November 16th 2017
5551 Comments


Always sad reading about stuff like this, regardless of circumstance. Hope his family and friends are able to get the space to grieve.

Darius
November 16th 2017
13862 Comments


Sniddily Diddly remarks

BlackMalachite
November 16th 2017
3104 Comments


Snide means daddy in Brazilian.

Also from what I understand this dude's fanbase is really rabid so I hope they leave his family and friends alone.

Scoob
November 16th 2017
4344 Comments


Hi daddy

BlackMalachite
November 16th 2017
3104 Comments


Hi Scoob, where's the mystery van? I left the scooby snacks in it.

henryChinaski
November 16th 2017
3994 Comments


Damn...

RIP

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Spec
November 16th 2017
35395 Comments


That’s really shitty. 21 is too young.

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
November 16th 2017
55772 Comments


Very sad stuff, came across a couple dudes like this in the ward. A lot of times addicts have no desire to live past like 25 so they get stuck in this trap of not giving a shit what happens and just doing their thing. Doesn't make him a bad person

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SteakByrnes
November 16th 2017
10680 Comments


Always wild to hear somebody younger than you has died

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foxblood
November 16th 2017
8863 Comments


Who?

BlackMalachite
November 16th 2017
3104 Comments


"Very sad stuff, came across a couple dudes like this in the ward. A lot of times addicts have no desire to live past like 25 so they get stuck in this trap of not giving a shit what happens and just doing their thing. Doesn't make him a bad person"

No-one's saying he's a bad person for doing what he wants to do with his body, it's just he apparently had a very open and casual stance of "oh hey doing hard drugs isn't so bad" and didn't make any effort to tell his fans not to follow his example.

pjorn
November 16th 2017
4309 Comments


great insight snide

BlackMalachite
November 16th 2017
3104 Comments


Can't tell if sarcastic or not.

NastyCrab
November 16th 2017
741 Comments


It's rarely going to likely that someone who is depressed/suicidal and using fatal amounts of opiates is going to have the insight necessary to warn others to avoid using hard drugs.

GmemberKills
November 16th 2017
3571 Comments


All I know is the consumption/glorification of drugs in general is scarier than ever these days, especially when so many street drugs are being laced/counterfeited with fentanyl

Addicts and even first time users can now ingest a drug that looks 100% like the real thing, and end up overdosing on a amount that normally wouldn't ever cause one. Hard drugs are obviously harmful to begin with, but now the potential for death is higher than ever, and many people are still walking around unaware.

I'd be afraid to even do a line of coke now tbh

hal1ax
November 16th 2017
10831 Comments


claiming to be a functional//productive addict isn't necessarily glamorizing heavy drug use. i mean i of course agree that people like this have a certain moral responsibility to not mislead some of their more vulnerable fans and inculcate some image of the cool drug abusing musician guy but idk , opiate / benzo use is inherently numbing , and just all around judgment impairing. not surprising why addicts aren't exactly beacons of responsibility.

hal1ax
November 16th 2017
10831 Comments


yea gmember that's true. these sketchy ersatz drugs are super prevalent nowadays.

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
November 16th 2017
23461 Comments


Why feel sorry for someone who risked their own life for a dangerous high? If he didnt care about his own life than why should we?



it must b nice to live life so simply

hal1ax
November 16th 2017
10831 Comments


lol for real spirit. [2]
some of these ppl aren't even trying to better understand addiction.

DoofusWainwright
Contributing Reviewer
November 16th 2017
19064 Comments


If he'd have cleaned up his act would anyone have been interested in his art is my issue.

Lil Clean Livin' coming to no town nowhere near you no time soon

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
November 16th 2017
23461 Comments


not doing drugs =/= lil clean livn' ? I feel like there is host of other issues he could have rapped about if he had stopped using. it's not like his mental illnesses and dealing w/them would have went away

CygnusX1
November 16th 2017
326 Comments


Drugs aren't cool, stay in school

Spec
November 16th 2017
35395 Comments


“Why feel sorry for someone who risked their own life for a dangerous high? If he didnt care about his own life than why should we?”

Life must be so nice in your gated community.

IcelandRevel
November 16th 2017
779 Comments


I have a gut feeling this could have been intentional. If he knew the risks involved and all.

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hal1ax
November 16th 2017
10831 Comments


he died from pills that looked like xanax but were actually cut with fentanyl. so no i don't think he was aware of this before he took them.. the risk he thought he was taking was trivial next to the risk he unwittingly took

Slut
November 16th 2017
4254 Comments


drugs are fucking scary


GodLovesUgly
November 16th 2017
158 Comments


R.I.P, so young man.

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
November 16th 2017
23461 Comments


brokencyde are still the brokencyde of this generation

Slut
November 16th 2017
4254 Comments


great contribution

BlackMalachite
November 16th 2017
3104 Comments


"Still lil peep sucks, is shame that he has died so young but his noise makes me wanna kill small creatures of the forest"

When did all of these budding psychopaths start infesting Sputnik?

Slut
November 16th 2017
4254 Comments


please leave

Slut
November 16th 2017
4254 Comments


im asking nicely

RoundOnEndHiInMiddle
November 16th 2017
898 Comments


a few days ago i watched an interview with lil xan who said he quit using xanax because a lot of the pills, at least the ones off the street, were cut and/or laced with fentanyl, which is an opioid with a potency greater than morphine. he was smart to quit. sometimes people feel so sick and depressed to the point where they live recklessly, not outright committing suicide but not caring if they live or die. many who die from an overdose suffer through that. R.I.P.

"i got plastic bags full of acid, whatever happens happens"

ArsMoriendi
November 16th 2017
22782 Comments


Damn, he's the same age as me.

Not sure who this guy is though. I think he had a different Sput article like a month ago?

RIP

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bigchinko
November 16th 2017
37 Comments


thought it said lil pump at first. cant keep track of all the lil rappers that keep coming out lol

but yeah regardless rip hard

ZippaThaRippa
November 16th 2017
10405 Comments


Weird feeling seeing kids younger than myself dead already,
that's some sad shit

Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
November 16th 2017
20949 Comments


some of these comments are really disappointing...RIP hard even if his music never truly clicked with me. weirdly enough I heard some great songs by him the day he died before I knew he died

anarchistfish
November 16th 2017
26265 Comments


Damn this guy was going places

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Eons
November 16th 2017
1615 Comments


People have been told for years and years that opioids are the worst. Still rest in peace, man. Hopefully this enlightens others in the scene around him.

loveisamixtape
November 16th 2017
7514 Comments


rip

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
November 16th 2017
7824 Comments


RIP

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/11/lil-peep-rip/546086/

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Ryus
November 16th 2017
16076 Comments


"I usually try to stay chill in comments on sputnik but wow some of you guys are being real fucking assholes. I really hope none of you ever have to deal with a family member/loved one struggling with serious addiction/mental health disorders because I think you'll change your tune. Shame to see so many sputnik regulars are ignorant as fuck."

forreal....rip lil peep, wish he could have gotten the help he needed

DazSkunk
November 16th 2017
128 Comments


RIP

KevinKC
November 16th 2017
777 Comments


hogan900 come on man, don't be like that. People who have self-destructive behaviors don't have them out of the deep philosophical belief that life isn't worth it. They have them because they are unhappy.
If you don't care about your own life, it means you're already very depressed and it's sad to see a 21 year old man be like this, and die.

JayEnder
November 16th 2017
1349 Comments


Way too young to go out like that. Man fuck drugs...

RIP Peep.

MisguidedYouth
November 16th 2017
256 Comments


really upsetting seeing some of the comments here. I get how someone might think its as easy as simply deciding to switch up and change to a cleaner lifestyle, but when you've struggled with some form of mental illness, trying to get sober just amplifies the anxieties and depression that may have already existed. I'm aware this isn't the place to preach, but its sad to see some of you write off a person who was very apparent with their struggle. the least anyone could do that may have had a negative outlook with Lil Peep is just hop along to the next page.

but i guess the internet will be the internet.

RIP LIL PEEP


deezer666
November 16th 2017
3129 Comments



For real never heard of this guy till today. Listened to some stuff. Wont listen again. Sounds like a lot of people love the kid though. I Wont shed any fake tears over losing someone I never knew about BUT ANYONE losing their life at 21 is a damn tragedy. RIP

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hal1ax
November 16th 2017
10831 Comments


Yea some people trying to package sobriety vs. drug use as some clean-cut dichotomy, like choosing between chicken or fish at a restaurant. People with pathological susceptibilities to substances spend their entire lives battling themselves. It’s absolute hell , full of delusion , self-manipulation, self-loathing , self-destruction , etc etc. every long-term addict I know, myself included, hates the fact that they’re so drawn to / consumed by these feelings elicited by certain substances. It’s not something they wittingly chose.

cylinder
November 16th 2017
1348 Comments


RIP hard, so sad

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FourthReich
November 17th 2017
2859 Comments


"One of the realest. Please someone tell me this isn't real."



Really

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osmark86
November 17th 2017
5991 Comments


hal1ax: well put

Dimorphic
November 17th 2017
324 Comments


RIP in peeps

aaronrkc
November 17th 2017
333 Comments


Man, people are really on here 1'ing his whole catalog.

osmark86
November 17th 2017
5991 Comments


his music isn't very good, but if it's being done out of spite then those lads can suck a sword.

DoofusWainwright
Contributing Reviewer
November 17th 2017
19064 Comments


I 1'd his disc seven hours before he retired from music



alienobserver
November 17th 2017
4440 Comments


good for you dude

DoofusWainwright
Contributing Reviewer
November 17th 2017
19064 Comments


thanks, I'm a poisonous cvnt but even I have my standards, just needed to clarify

Realm
November 17th 2017
2372 Comments


Don't do lean

FourthReich
November 17th 2017
2859 Comments


Smoke

alienobserver
November 17th 2017
4440 Comments


smonk

LosProfetas
November 17th 2017
71 Comments


Very sad news, and he was so young too. RIP hard

chug73
November 18th 2017
3455 Comments


Allegations were coming his way anyway. Dude was a fucking creep.

Only people who unironically liked him were tumblr girls who wear chokers, say days and like anal.

derkaderka
November 18th 2017
95 Comments


Not really sure what liking anal has to do with anything, but 21 is way too young to go. RIP.

sixdegrees
November 18th 2017
3086 Comments


chokers are cute

sixdegrees
November 18th 2017
3086 Comments


so did lil peep

DarthHideous1
November 19th 2017
194 Comments


He died because some bitch laced xanax with fetanyl not by choosing to mix opiates. So sad. RIP 21 is far too young.

bach
November 19th 2017
15866 Comments


"Why feel sorry for someone who risked their own life for a dangerous high? If he didnt care about his own life than why should we?"

literally the dumbest shit to say ever because:

1).he unknowingly bought shit cut with fentanyl. so he had no inkling of the danger he was in
2). he's a human being. get tf off this hating shit

Ryus
November 19th 2017
16076 Comments


pretty disgusting thing to say yeah

dude literally said we shouldn't care about anyone who doesn't care about themselves like jeez how heartless can you be...

BigBlob
January 5th 2018
3609 Comments


never forget

coldheaven
January 5th 2018
3217 Comments


I forgot



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