#BREAKING: Rapper and YouTuber Lil Peep Dies

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Rapper, singer and social media performer Lil Peep has died at the age of 21 after suffering a reported drug overdose. His manager, Chase Ortega, announced the news on Twitter with the message “I’ve been expecting this call for a year. Mother fuck.” (source) 3:40 a.m. ET November 16,2017

According to Billboard, “Lil Peep had a promising career in front of him. His star had been on the rise since 2015 via a series of Soundcloud tracks, EPs and mixtapes, and he enjoyed full traction through his YouTube channel where his videos to “Awful Things,” “Benz Truck,” “The Brightside” and others clocked up multiple millions of views As the buzz built, Peep signed with agent Cara Lewis and enthusiastic features followed in Fader, Noisey and Pitchfork, which declared him as “the future of emo”. In an extensive three-part profile, Medium wrote, “it’s obvious Peep is going to blow up.”‘ (source) 3:45 a.m. ET November 16, 2017

The toxicology report released today says that Lil Peep died as a result of a deadly combination of Fentanyl and Xanax. The death was accidental. He was found dead on his tour bus during a stop in Tucson, Arizona. (source) 5:18 p.m. ET December 8, 2017

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