Lil Peep has reportedly died, aged just 21.
The memo rapper, whose real name is Gustav Åhr, found fame this year through his sample-heavy, highly-emotional hip-hop tracks, which fused elements of punk, hip-hop and trap, and saw Peep write extensively about his troubles with depression and prescription medications.
Media reports say that Peep’s manager Adam Grandmaison has confirmed the rapper was taken to hospital following an overdose.
Peep passed away 17 years to the date of DJ Screw’s passing from a “lean” overdose.
Lil Peep released his debut album ‘Come Over When You’re Sober (Part One)’ this September following widespread critical interest, with Pitchfork dubbing him “the future of emo” back in January.
A number of fellow musicians have paid tribute to Lil Peep on social media, while Lil Peep’s manager Chase Ortega responded to the news by tweeting: “I’ve been expecting this call for a year. Mother fuck”.
Fellow rock-influenced rapper Post Malone wrote: “in the short time that i knew you, you were a great friend to me and a great person. your music changed the world and it’ll never be the same. i love you bud. forever”