Tucson, AZ

Emo-Rap star Lil Peep has passed away. He was 21.

The Gothboiclique member, born Gustav Åhr, reportedly died before his show in Tucson, Arizona Wednesday (November 16) night. Peep’s manager Chase Ortega, confirmed the tragic news on Twitter with hopes that he would somehow make it through after rumors of his death spread across social media.

Another manager, Mikey Cortez, also took to social media in utter disbelief writing, “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.”

Less than 24 hours before his death, Peep posted a couple of Instagram updates that hinted towards things to come. One post highlighted the Long Island native perceivably taking some sort of pills and another revealed he knew the end was near.

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Known for his Castles collaborations with now ex-GothBoiClique member, Lil Tracy, Peep had a promising career ahead of him and recently began to gain traction following the delivery of his Smokeasc-produced single and visual for “Benz Truck,” which is featured on the summer release of his debut album Come Over When You’re Sober.

As he began to gain in popularity, the fashion industry took notice of his uniqueness and openly embraced him. During 2017’s New York Fashion Week in Paris he sat front row at the Balmain men’s show and was photographed donning one of their pieces.

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Lil Peep was reportedly working on an album with Makonnen before his untimely passing.

Despite it all, Lil Peep was openly dealing with depression and sincerely tackled the topics of drugs, love and death in his music. “I cry a lot, I get stressed out, I get overwhelmed,” he revealed in an interview with HighSnobiety.

Many in the Hip Hop community have expressed their condolences and paid tribute to “The Brightside” rapper on social media including long-time producers BigHeadOnTheBeat and Nedarb as well as Lil Yachty, Post Malone, Lil Pump, Juicy J and Ty Dolla $ign.