Rapper Lil Peep could also be gone, however he isn’t forgotten.
The 21-year-old, whose delivery identify was Gustav Åhr, was remembered by family and friends at an emotional memorial in his hometown of Lengthy Seashore, Calif., on Saturday.
In keeping with a submit to followers on his Instagram, the occasion, which was reside streamed, was supposed to have fun “the fascinating and colourful life” of the late music man, who additionally modeled.
Gus died on Nov. 15 of an obvious drug overdose. He was set to carry out at a nightclub in Tucson when when his supervisor discovered him unresponsive in his tour bus, Sergeant Pete Dugan confirmed to E! Information on the time.
The rapper was given medical consideration, however couldn’t be revived. Drug paraphernalia was discovered on the bus and detectives discovered proof of a drug overdose, however no signal of foul play, per Dugan. An investigation is presently in progress.
Throughout the service, varied folks together with Gus’ grandmother and mom, Liza Womack, spoke.
Womack talked about his son’s intense want to buck the system and reject conformity.
She mentioned, “He harm terribly when his pals mentioned he was not welcome of their houses. As soon as he had stopped performing effectively in class and had stopped taking part in sports activities.”
She continued, “Lengthy earlier than that although, Gus understood that many good folks suffered injustice due to what they regarded like or how a lot cash that they had.”
“He noticed how the cool youngsters who lived within the fancy neighborhoods regarded down on his pals — and regarded down on his circle of relatives who lived in an residence and drove an previous Nissan. Gus received fed up with that world. He rejected it and he rejected being molded right into a field,” the grieving mom added. “[And] when he locked himself within the storage and received his first tattoo, he started to make his rejection of the field public.”
After his loss of life, Sarah Stennett, the chief govt of First Entry Leisure, an organization that partnered with Peep in 2016, mentioned in a press release to E! Information, “I’m shocked and heartbroken. I don’t consider Peep wished to die, that is so tragic. He had huge objectives and desires for the longer term which he had shared with me, his staff, his household and his pals. He was very smart, massively inventive, massively charismatic, mild and charming. He had big ambition and his profession was flourishing.”
In August, Lil Peep launched his first and solely studio album, Come Over When You are Sober, Pt. 1.
His premature loss of life has drawn emotional reactions from his admirers, amongst them Pete Wentz Publish Malone and ex-girlfriend Bella Thorne, whom he was noticed kissing in September.
“F–k I do not know what to say,” she tweeted upon listening to the unhappy information. “Peep you deserved extra out of life. Life did not do your greatness justice.”
In an Instagram video, Thorne elaborated, “Anyone on the market who’s a Lil Peep fan, you guys know the way gifted he was. You guys know the way nice he was. Effectively, he was much more f–king nice as an individual.”