Stories about our favorite celebrities are sometimes so inspiring and beautiful, but other times, we learn about how dark the world of fame can actually become. Even though not many end up in this dark, vicious circle of fame, the ones who do shock us completely.

In today’s text we are going to learn more about life, career and biography of a famous young rapper Lil Peep, who sadly passed away in 2017. The rapper became known as one of the biggest talents currently on the rap scene, but seems like the fame wasn’t what he truly lacked in life.

Early Years

Gustav Elijah Åhr who we all knew as Lil Peep, was born on November 1, 1996 in the state of Pennsylvania. If he is brought up by teaching parents, the young boy is not destined to pursue higher education. He even skips school often. And even that young he knew, his passion, is music. Determined to live on it, Lil Peep regularly posts her tracks on YouTube or Sound Cloud.

His father Karl Johan Ahr was a college professor, while his mother Liza Womack was a teacher in first grade. Both of his parents went to Harvard, and this put additional pressure on young Gustav to be as good as his parents. His mother was Irish, while his father was Swedish-German descent.

Gustav often said that his father was absent most of his childhood, while his mother took care of him and his brother Karl. The parents finally split up when Lil Peep was only 14 years old. Even though he had remarkable grades, he never liked school and for the little time he spent in school, he managed to get on the dean’s list.

Lil Peep seemed to be depressed for most of his childhood an teenage years. He decided to drop out of school and take online courses to finish high school. When he turned 17, he decided to get his first tattoo. The tattoo was a broken heart and was placed under his heart. He said that this motivates him to make music. During that time, he decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue his music career, and stated that living in Long Island made him depressed.

In 2016, his titles “Veins”, “Crybaby” and “Hellboy” are already a great success, but he will have to wait until the following year and the publication of the clips of “Benz Truck” and “Awful Things” so that his talent really bursts in the eyes of the general public.

On November 15, 2017, Åhr was found dead on his tour bus when his manager went to see how he was preparing for that night’s performance at a Tucson, Arizona location. No death was suspected and it was ruled that his death was due to an overdose.

Career Path

Lil Peep’s started when he was in high school. He began making his own music, under the pseudonym Trap Goose, and uploaded this music on YouTube and SoundCloud. Moving to Los Angeles, Lil Peep was living most of his time on the streets, homeless. All of this surely left an impact on him and maybe caused him to fall into even deeper depression.

There he met with friends he met online, Ghostmane and a producer JGRXXN. Big impact on his career was made by Craig Xen. He soon got into the hip hop and rap scene, and met up with many famous and influential people. This led him to soon release his first mixtape and later on his first album.

Critics praised him and awarded him the title prodigy of emo-rap, a musical current then booming in the United States. Long trusted by rockers, the phenomenon “emo” for “emotional” has, indeed, found a second wind in the world of American rap. Lil Peep is then considered as his standard bearer.

As a rapper worthy of the name, Lil Peep displays all the emblems of the genre. He is tattooed all over his body, shows a big “Daddy” on the chest, a huge “A” for Anarchy on the cheek and does not hesitate to drive large jinks ultra-flashy in his clips.

The singer proclaims his difference by dyeing his hair in garish colors and flashy, shouting his bisexuality to the world and seeking to destabilize the musical critics who cannot categorize it. A time compared to Marilyn Manson. Another, to Kurt Cobain. The artist is as baffling as he is fascinating. It’s an unclassifiable, but also a keen skinned that will fail to avoid the pitfalls of drugs. Some of these titles even make it almost apologetic. His fans are worried all the more because the artist regularly posts clichés of his excesses on social networks.

The year 2017 marks a turning point in the young rapper’s fledgling career. After several mixtapes and EP, Lil Peep released a first album entitled “Come Over When You’re Sober”. On the menu: apathetic titles enhanced with sharp beats and “homemade” instrumentals rather than sampled.

Hailed by critics, the album gives a new aura to Lil Peep. His talent is no longer confined to the borders of the North American continent alone. Europe, too, falls in love with the rapper and lets himself be seduced by his avant-gardism that some do not hesitate to describe as genius, while others, on the other hand, accuse him of usurpation. Anyway, Lil Peep does not leave indifferent. And that’s what he wants. Create a reaction.

It was on November 15, 2017 that the sad news fell: the American rapper Lil Peep was found inanimate on the bus of his tour. The cause of his death: an overdose probably due to taking Xanax and fentanyl. If the fans are inconsolable, they are not a little surprised by the announcement, because the artist did not hide his addiction to the stupefying substances. A month after his death, his relatives publish the title “Spotlight”. It will be followed by several other tracks, including one (“Falling Down”) featuring the murdered rapper XXXTentacion.

The posthumous titles of Lil Peep continue to be unveiled to the public in 2018: “Sunlight On Your Skin” featuring ILoveMakonnen in September, “Runaway” in November (the day of her birthday) and “Life Is Beautiful” on same month. On November 9, a very nice surprise is made to fans with the release of Lil Peep’s second album. “Come Over When You’re Sober, part two (COWYS2)” is a posthumous CD that brings together all the tracks recorded by the rapper before his death.

Lil peep’s net worth, up to the point of his death, reached 300$ thousand. It is so sad to see such a talented young person dying so soon, when we could all see how much of an influence he could have made on the rap scene and music in general. Even during his short time on the scene, he managed to reach great heights and leave a strong impact on all of us.

Personal life

Gustav Åhr who we recognize as Lil Peep, was an American singer and rapper of the emo hip hop genre who was born on November 1, 1996 in the US state of Virginiabut he spent his childhood in Long Island located in New York, and passed away on November 15, 2017 in Tucson, Arizona, USA. For an alleged overdose of Alprazolam. Lil Peep is considered one of the artists responsible for the revitalization of the post-emo music style and for creating his own style of hip hop, which came to be known as “emo hip hop”.

Åhr attended Long Beach High School in Lido Beach, New York, where he rarely attended classes despite having good grades. Then he decided to not go to school anymore and to take courses online and receive his diploma. Shortly after that he started publishing his music videos on YouTube and SoundCloud. When he was 17 years old he moved to Los Angeles, California, to develop his musical career.

Lil Peep acknowledged that he struggled from depression and anxiety his whole life, which was the reason he decided to move away from Long Island and seek happiness in Los Angeles. He said that he considered himself a loner in high school and most friends he had were online friends. This made his childhood struggles even worse. His parents got divorced when he was only 14 years old, and everything seemed to be going downhill for this young talented man.

The only way out was music for him, so he decided to put everything he has into music and devote his life to it. That is why he dropped everything and moved to Los Angeles to seek happiness.

The rapper died at 21 years of age on November 15, 2017 for an alleged overdose of the medicinal drug Xanax, the generic name for Alprazolam, a sedative for the Central Nervous System (CNS) that falls within the category of known drugs as benzodiazepines. The drug affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with anxiety. Alprazolam is used to treat anxiety disorders, panic disorders, and anxiety caused by depression.

After the death of rapper Lil Peep at age 21, his colleagues and his former girlfriend, the actress and singer Bella Thorne, have flooded the social networks with messages in memory of the rapper, who was found lifeless on the bus who was transporting him to Tucson (Arizona), where he had a concert scheduled in a few days. Sgt. Pete Dugan has indicated to the BBC that the evidence found points to an overdose death from abuse of the Xanax anxiety drug. “I’ve been waiting for this call for a year,” the artist’s representative, Chase Ortega, lamented on his Twitter account.

The 21-year-old, whose real name was Gustav Åhr, seems to have become the last artist to succumb to the excesses of star life before he even becomes one. Known above all in the United States, from the first videos that he uploaded to his YouTube channel and that reached great popularity, the musician had published last September his first album, ‘Come Over When You’re Sober’.

In addition, his brief romance with Bella Thorne, former youth idol turned into a provocative actress, sneaked into the pages of the heart magazines around last February, when both were photographed together in a very affectionate attitude on several occasions. The almost unanimous opinion was that the young man was going to become one of the next great revelations of the hip hop industry.

Shortly after, Bella Thorne resorted to the Stories section of her Instagram to share a video that seemed to end up corroborating the sad news. “J * der I do not know what to say, Peep, you deserved more of this life, of course, you have not done justice to your greatness,” she assured visibly moved. “Peep had a lot more to offer, he did not stop inspiring me, I do not feel well at all,” DJ Diplo said. The producer Marshmello has assured through that same platform that only a week ago Lil Peep and he had talked about a possible collaboration together.

Almost prophetically, just a day before his death, Lil Peep published on his Instagram profile a photograph of him on the stage with the message: “You will love me when I am dead”, which at the moment seems to be fulfilling in view of the recognition and popularity that has been gaining in the last hours in the virtual sphere.

Quick summary

Full name: Gustav Elijah Ahr

Date of birth: November 1st 1996

Birthplace: Allentown, Pennsylvania

Age: 23

Profession: Rapper, Singer, Model, Songwriter

Height: 1.85 m

Weight: 75 kg

Net Worth: 300$ thousand