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Lil Peep, hero to the emo and hip-hop scenes, dies of suspected overdose at 21

Lil Peep, hero to the emo and hip-hop scenes, dies of suspected overdose at 21

Lil Peep, the young rapper whose mix of intimate emo lyricism and foggy underground hip-hop resonated with a young crowd that loved both genres, has died. He was 21.

His death Wednesday while on tour in Tucson was confirmed to The Times by Sgt. Pete Dugan of the Tucson Police Department.

Dugan said the the rapper, born Gustav Ahr on Long Island, N.Y., had been booked to perform at a Tucson bar called the Rock.

His tour staff had not seen the artist before the scheduled show time, Dugan said, which prompted his manager to check on him. Ahr was found unresponsive in the tour bus about 9 p.m. Wednesday. The Tucson Fire Department and local police were called to the scene...

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