Lil Peep: Another Beloved Singer To Die While Using A ‘Benzo’


By Martha Ross

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Authorities in Tucson, Arizona, are investigating the death of Lil Peep, a young rapper known for championing a unique blend of hip-hop and “emo” lyricism.

A primary issue is whether Lip Peep, 21, died of a drug overdose Wednesday. Tuscon police say they found paraphernalia on his tour bus suggesting he had taken the anti-anxiety drug Xanax. Moreover, Lil Peep posted a video to his Instagram account several hours before his death which shows him dropping “bars,” or tablets, of Xanax into his mouth, the Guardian said. Fans have dubbed the Instagram post his “death video.”

Both the Los Angeles Times and The Guardian report that Xanax is popular among some rappers who use it as…click here to continue reading