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 reported seeing an ambulance and police surrounding his bus.
Sarah Stennett, CEO of First Access Entertainment, the company who partnered with Peep in early 2016 says in a statement: "I am shocked and heartbroken. I do not believe Peep wanted to die, this is so tragic. He had big goals and dreams for the future which he had shared with me, his team, his family and his friends. He was highly intelligent, hugely creative, massively charismatic, gentle and charming. He had huge ambition and his career was flourishing."
Stennett continues, "I have spoken to his mother and she asked me to convey that she is very, very proud of him and everything he was able to achieve in his short life. She is truly grateful to the fans and the people who have supported and loved him."
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.