Rapper Lil Peep, real name (Gustav Ahr) never made it to his concert in Tucson, Arizona Wednesday night. Sadly, he passed away from what many believe to be a drug overdose.
Lil Peep was born in New York and later moved to California were he lived on the streets for many years, homeless and battling severe depression. Lil Peep often spoke about drug use in his songs. His emotional, downtrodden lyrics gained a cult following through a series of mixtapes online.
Many of Lil Peep’s songs were recorded on the famous Skid Row strip in Los Angeles, California, where hundreds of homeless people call ‘home’.
Over the last few years Lil Peep’s online following grew larger and larger and into the millions. Many fans credit Lil Peep with saving their life with his music, as they were contemplating suicide and battling sever depression.
Lil Peep was very open about his depression and posted a video online shortly before his death stating he had consumed prescription drugs and “other substances,” saying: “I’m good, I’m not sick,”.
Warning | The video is a tad disturbing as it depicts a very impaired Lil Peep.
The rapper’s rep, Chase Ortega, announced Ahr’s death on Twitter.
“I’ve been expecting this call for a year. Mother f—,” Ortega tweeted.
Many musicians reached out on social media today to express their sadness for the sudden loss and how depression is truly a killer. From Sam Smith, Steve Aoki to Lil Peeps ex-girlfriend, Disney star Bella Thorne…all expressing their love for the up and comer.
In what might have been the creepiest recent Instagram post from Lil Peep, it almost seems as though he knew he was going to die, posted just one day ago…he wrote the following :
- lilpeep I just wana be everybody’s everything I want too much from people but then I don’t want anything from them at the same time u feel me I don’t let people help me but I need help but not when I have my pills but that’s temporary one day maybe I won’t die young and I’ll be happy? What is happy I always have happiness for like 10 seconds and then it’s gone. I’m getting so tired of this.
There is a serious drug epidemic in the United States and when combined with depression, can lead to very dangerous circumstances. The rich, the famous, the popular, the healthy and wealthy are not immune.
If you suffer from depression or are having suicidal thoughts, please call 1-800-273-8255. The hotline is available 24/7.