Police reportedly investigating ‘suspicious death’ of Lil Peep

The emo rapper tragically passed away earlier this month at the age of 21

Police investigating the passing of rapper Lil Peep are reportedly considering the case to be a “suspicious death”.

The emo rapper – real name Gustav Åhr – died earlier this month (November 15) from a suspected drug overdose, with police reportedly suspecting that the powerful opioid drug fentanyl may have played a significant role in his death.

Another development from the ongoing investigation into the circumstances of Peep’s passing has now emerged, with police in Tucson, Arizona currently considering the tragedy to be a “suspicious death”.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, Sergeant Pete Dugan from the Tucson Police Department stressed that detectives were still waiting on the outcome of a toxicology report before officially confirming Peep’s cause of death.

Lil Peep

Lil Peep

“It appeared to have been an overdose from evidence found near his body – most likely from Xanax or a combination of different drugs,” Dugan said. “But we’re not medical examiners. We have to wait for a toxicology report. Until we get that, we don’t know the cause of death.”

Dugan then confirmed that detectives were currently considering it a “suspicious death”, given Åhr’s age and the narcotics that were discovered surrounding his body at the time of death. “[It] appeared to be from an overdose based on the evidence found and no signs of trauma or foul play to his body.”

The Sergeant also said that detectives are currently “looking into the allegations that somebody was linked to his death” – although, he added, “it will really boil down to what was in his system.”

Meanwhile, a beach memorial service is set to be held in Lil Peep’s memory on Saturday (December 2) in Long Beach, New York.