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Lil Peep Biography, Age, Family, Net worth and Death

Lil Peep Biography

Lil Peep was an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and model. He was known for helping pioneer an emo revival style of hip hop and rock music. 

Lil Peep started releasing music on SoundCloud in 2014. He soon became popular on SoundCloud after releasing several mixtapes and for his collaborations with Lil Tracy, leading him to gain a cult following.

The album entered the Billboard 200 at No. 168 and in the following week peaked at No. 38. Lil Peep earned his highest-charting single on the Billboard Hot 100 in October 2018. The single was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on November 8, 2018, making it Lil Peep’s first gold certification. His second studio album, Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 2, was released on November 9, 2018, and debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200, making it Lil Peep’s first US top 10 album. 

Lil Peep Age

Lil Peep was born on the 1st of November 1996 in Allentown, Pennsylvania in the U.S. He was raised in Long Island, Newyork. He has a height of 6ft 1inch and a weight of 74kg. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Lil Peep Family/ Early Life

Gustav Elijah Åhr was born to first-grade teacher Liza Womack and college professor Karl Johan Åhr. He had one sibling, Karl “Oskar” Åhr. Åhr grew up on Long Island, New York. His parents were both Harvard graduates who divorced when he was a teenager. Åhr was of Irish descent on his mother’s side and Swedish and German descent on his father’s side. He claimed to have Swedish citizenship on Twitter.

Growing up, Åhr’s father was absent and his upbringing was “apathetic and drug-fuelled” with his father and mother divorcing formally when Åhr was 14. When Åhr was 17, he got his first face tattoo, a broken-heart below his left eye to help motivate him to make music before he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music, under the pseudonym Lil Peep. Åhr stated that his reason for moving out to Los Angeles was due to feeling depressed living on Long Island.

Lil Peep

Personal Life

Lil Peep came out as bisexual on a Twitter post in August 2017; around this time he was dating the actress and singer Bella Thorne. While on the Come Over When You’re Sober tour, he had met and started dating Instagram influencer, Arzaylea Rodriguez around the time of his death in November.

Lil Peep had a close relationship with his mother, going so far as to tattoo her initials and birthday on his arm as his first tattoo at the age of fourteen. He played the trombone and tuba and expressed an interest in music and fashion from a young age. At the time of his death, Lil Peep was residing in Portobello Road, London with his friend and close collaborator, Bexley and Smokeasac. The move was provoked by Peep’s need to escape his circumstances and his then-collective GOTHBOICLIQUE.

Lil Peep Education

He attended Lindell Elementary School and then Long Beach High School in Lido Beach, New York, which he rarely attended in spite of good grades and was on the deans’ list for the time he attended. He later dropped out of high school and took online courses to earn his diploma.

Lil Peep Career

When Lil Peep was a teenager, he called himself a loner who made a majority of his friends online. Inspired by underground acts like Seshhollowaterboyz and iLoveMakonnen. Peep was making music whilst residing in Long Island under the pseudonym “Trap Goose” and lived temporarily with childhood friend Brennan Savage until both decided to move to Los Angeles. Lil Peep left high school early to move to Los Angeles and meet up with online friends. Initially living in Skidrow, Los Angeles and dipping in and out of homelessness, staying in Brennan Savage’s apartment.

Whilst Savage pursued a degree, the two went separate ways and Peep eventually met up with Memphis producer JGRXXN and Florida rappers Ghostemane and Craig Xen, living with them while forming the collective Schemaposse. According to Lil Peep, he originally met Craig Xen online and was introduced to JGRXXN who needed a singer. Lil Peep also attempted to attend Glendale Community College during his first year living in Los Angeles. In 2015, Lil Peep released his first mixtape, Lil Peep Part One, which generated 4,000 plays in its first week. Shortly thereafter, he released his first extended play, Feelz, and another mixtape, Live Forever.

Beginning

He began to grow in popularity soon after, with the song “Star Shopping” from Lil Peep Part One making waves in underground hip-hop circles. Lil Peep’s popularity continued to grow after the release of the song “Beamer Boy”. This led to him performing live for the first time with the rest of Schemaposse in March 2016 in Tucson, Arizona. The following month, Schemaposse broke up and Lil Peep was not associated with any collective though they remained on good terms. Shortly after the breakup of Schemaposse, Peep remained living in Skidrow, Los Angeles.

He had begun to associate with the Los Angeles-based rap collective, Gothboiclique, featuring members of the group on his full-length mixtape Crybaby. The group shared a squat in Skidrow with Peep and often shared beds. According to him, Crybaby was recorded within the space of three days with a $150 microphone. He did a majority of the mixing and mastering himself. Crybaby was released in June 2016.

Lil Peep Fashion

Lil Peep had been into fashion since his teenage years and during the last months of his life. He modeled for Vlone, and was invited to and attended several fashion shows. Balmain men’s show at Paris Fashion Week and Moncler Gamme Bleu MFW Mens Spring Summer show in Milan. Nico Amarca of Hypebeast said “even though Peep’s brand of trendy sits on a far more niche spectrum than most modern-day tastemakers, something that largely attributed to his success. In a time where genuine individuality is becoming increasingly obsolete, Peep was the tattoo-covered. Manic Panic-hued mall rat the creative world needed to disrupt its ever-growing homogeny.” Rapper Playboy Carti described Lil Peep as a “trendsetter”.

In late 2018, it was announced that a Lil Peep clothing line was being created called “No Smoking” which was developed before Lil Peep’s death.

Lil Peep Net worth

He had a networth of $300 000 at the time of his death.

Lil Peep Death

On November 15, 2017, Lil Peep was found dead on his tour bus when his manager went to check on him in preparation for that night’s performance at a Tucson, Arizona venue. Foul play was not suspected, with his death believed to be from an overdose. In a series of Instagram posts in the hours leading up to his death, Lil Peep claimed to have ingested psilocybin mushrooms and cannabis concentrate. In another, he claimed to have consumed six Xanax pills following a video depicting his attempts to drop an unidentified pill into his mouth several times before successfully swallowing one and shaking a full prescription bottle. A subsequent post was captioned “When I die, you’ll love me.”

Report

A police report revealed that Lil Peep had taken a nap around 5:45 p.m. before the concert. His manager checked on him twice and found him sleeping and breathing fine, but was unable to wake him. When the manager checked on him a third time, he was unresponsive and not breathing. His manager performed CPR before medics arrived, though he was pronounced dead at the scene. His death was recorded on Instagram by his friend Bexey Swan, who believed Lil Peep was asleep.

The Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner released details from a toxicology report, certifying the cause of death was an accidental overdose. This was due to the effects of the pain medication fentanyl and the benzodiazepine alprazolam. Blood tests were positive for cannabis, cocaine and the painkiller Tramadol. Urine tests also showed the presence of multiple powerful opiates, including hydrocodone, hydromorphone (Dilaudid), oxycodone and oxymorphone. There was no alcohol in his system.