One of the newest and most talked about young rappers, Lil Peep, has died from an alleged drug overdose. The up and coming hip hop star was only 21-years-old and had only hit the music scene over the last few months. It is believed that Lil Peep consumed several illicit substances before succumbing to an overdose.
The news of Lil Peep’s death spread like wildfire throughout social media with fans and colleagues alike expressing their condolences and sympathies. Many well-established rappers have come forward and called the loss of Lil Peep a great blow to the rap game. They have also commented on Lil Peep’s kindness and dedication to his art.
Fans all around the world looked at Lil Peep as the voice of a generation. In his music, he often referenced his struggles with drug addiction and mental health problems. He was someone that teenagers and young adults could relate to and share their experiences with. Many of those who listened to and loved Lil Peep’s music appear to be devastated at the sudden loss of someone who appeared to have so much potential and a great future ahead of him.
Shortly before the news broke about Lil Peep’s passing, a friend of his uploaded a video to social media which showed the rapper passed out in a very disturbing way. The video seems to have been taken down by the original uploader, but that did not stop fans capturing the video themselves and reuploading it. Those who have seen the video say that it is clear something was very wrong with Lil Peep and that he should have received medical help immediately.
While those who looked up to Lil Peep have now lost one of their idols, hopefully his death will have an impact on the lives of those who wanted to follow in the rapper’s footsteps. At the very least, hopefully Lil Peep’s death will stop someone from reaching for their next high.