The rapper's manager Chase Ortega confirmed the news via Twitter, Billboard reports.
“I’ve been expecting this call for a year," he wrote.
Sarah Stennett of First Access Entertainment, a company that worked with Lil Peep over the last year, also confirmed his death in a statement on Facebook.
“I am shocked and heartbroken. I do not believe Peep wanted to die. He had big goals and dreams for the future which he had shared with me, his team, his family and his friends,” Stennett wrote.
“He was highly intelligent, hugely creative, massively charismatic, gentle and charming. He had huge ambition and his career was flourishing.”
Stennett added that she spoke with Lil Peep’s mother, who wanted to convey how proud she was of her son, who was born Gustav Åhr, and his accomplishments.
“She is very, very proud of him and everything he was able to achieve in his short life,” the statement read. “She is truly grateful to the fans and the people who have supported and loved him.”
Lil Peep has been romantically linked to actress and singer Bella Thorne who took to Twitter to share a sad message.
“I don’t know what to say,” she wrote. “Peep you deserved more out of life. Life didn’t do your greatness justice.”
She also shared two videos to Instagram stories and wrote: “I just wanted to say anybody out there who is a Lil Peep fan, you guys know how talented he was, you guys know how great he was,” she said. “Well, he was even more great as a person.”
"Look at that big smile🐥 always lit up the room. Hearts are breaking everywhere. @lilpeep," she captioned a series of pics.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the rapper's family and friends at this tragic time.
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