Lil Peep, born Gustav Åhr, reportedly passed away on the night of Wednesday, November 15. He was 21 years old.
Close friend and collaborator Mikey Cortez revealed the news late Wednesday night, posting a photo on Instagram with the caption: “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.”
Shorly after the initial post, Cortez added clarification in a comment, writing: “Guys I’m sorry but it’s true. I confirmed it. Please I don’t really wanna talk about it I’ll prob delete this I just don’t know where else to vent.”
Lil Peep was in Tucson, AZ on Wednesday for a scheduled show at The Rock. Witnesses have reported seeing an ambulance and police surrounding his bus. We have reached out to Lil Peep’s representatives for further confirmation and will update this story as soon as we receive more information.
As word of Lil Peep’s passing spreads, the music community is reeling and sharing memories of the talented young artist. Rest in peace, Lil Peep