At just 21, Lil Peep (real name Gustav Åhr) had four impressive mixtapes under his belt. He released music via SoundCloud and YouTube and soon found himself a massive following, racking up millions of plays. His debut album Come Over When You're Sober had garnered attention for his bruising and revealing lyrics detailing his struggles with anxiety, love, depression and drug use. He often stated that making music had helped him with all of the above.
As the news of his untimely passing spreads, it’s clear his work earned him respect from a legion of famous peers. Here are the top tributes to him online:
iM DiSGUSTED WiTH LiFE MY FRiENDS ARE SAYiNG LiL PEEP DiED i DONT WANT TO BELiEVE it he had such a bright future omg I just saw him we just we freestyling in my hotel and he said we should get matching tattoos so I did he was fearless and unfazed omg I don’t like this idk pic.twitter.com/6RXXOlOWGF
❤️❤️❤️ lil peep was so fucking special and kind but very clearly struggling. talk to your loved ones. have difficult conversations. try and help them to help themselves. look after yourselves today and always. pic.twitter.com/gHV6qr2bWX