Having released his debut album in the summer, Lil Peep – born Gustav Åhr in Pennsylvania – earned a strong following in Los Angeles and further afield by making drug use and mental health hugely prominent in his music.
The Guardian claim that Peep’s manager, Adam Grandmaison, confirmed the rapper was taken to hospital following an overdose.
In a statement, Sarah Stennett, CEO of Lil Peep’s team at First Access Entertainment said: “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.
“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.”