Hundreds of thousands last night were devastated by the sudden news of the passing of young rapper Lil Peep.


Having originally gained fame from his productions and songs on Soundcloud, the 21-year-old artist became a figurehead for depression awareness and drug abuse. Both topics were frequently mentioned in his music, as well as specific mentions of Xanax.

An official cause of death has not been released, though his struggle with Xanax has been public knowledge for quite some time.

After news of his passing began spreading on social media, many other musicians and contemporaries began to voice their condolences.