A sad day on the millennial music scene arrived on Thursday (November 16) after reports confirmed that New York rapper Lil Peep was found dead on his tour bus from a suspected drug overdose.
According to TMZ, the 21-year-old’s manager, Mikey Cortez, discovered his body on the bus outside of The Rock club in Tucson, Arizona, when he went to check on him around 9:40 p.m. Law officials reportedly added that he was surrounded by drug paraphernalia leading them to evidence of a possible drug overdose, namely Xanax.
Peep’s Instagram post from earlier in the day also raises overdose suspicion, showing the 21-year-old with two pills stuck to his tongue and a caption on the picture that reads, “fucc it.” No official autopsy or reports of an official cause of death has been ruled yet. But now that the rising emo singer and rapper has passed away, fans and Hollywood have a lot to say in light of his untimely death.
R.I.P Lil Peep Dawg— king of the youth (@lilyachty) November 16, 2017
R.I.P. Lil Peep— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) November 16, 2017
💔💔I’m never gonna be ok. I’ll always love u, we became best friends and made some of the best music I have ever been apart of. I’m gonna miss u forever “Little”. Always in my heart and soul. Thank u for being my real friend.🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤 pic.twitter.com/E1DhI2Fqlu— Master Magician (@iLoveMakonnen5D) November 16, 2017
RIP Peep— Metro Boomin (@MetroBoomin) November 16, 2017
Seeing the news of Lil Peep is so desperately sad— Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) November 16, 2017
I remember Lil peep telling me he is against the sexual abuse of women and people in the music industry... I will continue to push his vision thank you - Lil B— Lil B THE BASEDGOD (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) November 16, 2017
Lil peep wtfffffffffff bro I'm sick❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️— Ty Dolla $ign (@tydollasign) November 16, 2017
Rip Lil Peep man this xanax culture gotta stop man— Tunji (@tunjiige) November 16, 2017
I hope Lil Peep's death makes people our age re-evaluate the 'xans are cool' culture that has been growing recently. Sad story.— ZEF (@beatsbyzef) November 16, 2017
RIP Lil Peep ✝ pic.twitter.com/NEgL7tsgn2
RIP Lil Peep. Drugs are wack as fuck. If u know someone who is abusing drugs, help them. Drug addiction isn't a fucking joke.— tatianna (@asiancrackbaby) November 16, 2017
if you respect lil peep’s memory do him a solid and speak out against the glorification of prescription drug abuse while treating those affected like human beings.— bauhausfanaccoun halo 3 guardian BR/snipes only 🤠 (@hypedresonance) November 16, 2017
stop talking about Lil Peep like he was a lowlife druggy, he was a young artist who built himself up from the ground & struggled with not only his sexuality & identity but his mental health. Stop using him as a drug PSA & recognize poor mental health & drug abuse go hand in hand— dumb broad (@hxnnxhmclean) November 16, 2017
Damn Lil peep breaking my heart. RIP baby boy 🙏 This drug culture depression wave needs to be treated not glorified.— Sirah (@Sirah) November 16, 2017
Lil peep died tonight; allegedly overdosed on xans. This drug culture needs to stop. Xans, lean, coke...that shit does not make you cool it makes you a junkie. R.I.P to him 😔🙏🏽— Florentine (@kaoruchikara) November 16, 2017
Tw // drugs— scout // cait day !! (@endIesssbummer) November 16, 2017
If I see any of you make a single joke about lil peep I'm calling you out and cutting you off. Drug addiction and drug abuse aren't fucking jokes in the slightest.
drug addiction usually is not the problem. it's often a coping mechanism for other issues. Lil Peep was a depressed kid with his life ahead of him. his drug usage was a method of self medication. check on your friends instead of shaming drug addiction as some taboo.— CENSORED dialogue (@censoredialogue) November 16, 2017
I’m sorry but people shouldn’t be praising this “Lil Peep” guy now after his death.— Justin | Kokoshka 👍 (@EliseuTheMan) November 16, 2017
Man was a hardcore drug user and overall, a bad influence (much like Lil Pump).
When these ‘rappers’ die, we shouldn’t feel sorry for them; we should LEARN from their mistakes and that’s all.
Lil Peep overdosing should be a wake up call for the dumbasses out there glorifying popping xanax and promoting drug addiction. i fucking hate when people act like it's simplistic and they can just quit at any time lol it doesn't fucking work like that. it’s complex and dangerous— foxy (@foxatic) November 16, 2017
i didn’t listen to lil peep but, this should be a wakeup call for all these new-age rappers to stop glorifying xanax and promoting drug abuse, people are literally dying. rip— adam (@dagoodshit) November 16, 2017
Really ain't the time to be blaming lil peep & his drug use & u can't use his death to make other people stop— SAINT CHAVO (@BodegaBAMZ) November 16, 2017
I don’t want to sound like a NARC, but this SoundCloud scene of rappers w/ face tattoos are legit drug addicts and rather than just encourage it, intervention from management would go a long way. RIP Lil Peep.— Jensen Karp (@JensenClan88) November 16, 2017
lil peep may be gone but maybe the fans can spread awareness about drug issues, etc., and stop enabling one another. it's not fucking cool. it's sad. and real. maybe this'll be a wake up call so your next favorite artist isn't gone from an OD, too. #lilpeep— Emily (@hereticxanthem) November 16, 2017
sorry ik i said i was going to bed but y'all stop fucking romanticizing what lil peep went through alright drug addictions aren't a trend. they aren't cute or desirable. they destroy people and they should be treated with the utmost severity, not like a fashion statement— black parade gerard (@platinumiero) November 16, 2017
lil Peep overdosing is exactly why Depression and drug abuse shouldn't be treated lightly. as a man who used to formerly abuse pills to numb the pain this is the worse kind of ending you think about without realizing how many you will hurt. heavy heart, love & condolences.— BADMON ZAE 🇯🇲 (@_Based_Religion) November 16, 2017
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