More details are coming to light surrounding the death of rapper and YouTube star Lil Peep.
According to the Tucson Police Department, it’s suspected the 21-year-old overdosed on Xanax before he was pronounced dead at 8:53 p.m. on his tour bus Wednesday night.
Sgt. Pete Dugan told the press of the investigation:
“Based on information [police] were told and evidence that was found in the tour bus, they had evidence of a possible drug overdose, most likely from Xanax. Based on evidence, there was drug paraphernalia found inside the bus and some narcotics.”
The official cause of death will be released by the medical examiner after toxicology reports.
Peep was scheduled to perform at The Rock nightclub when members of the crew realized they hadn’t seen the artist in a while. His reps found the artist unresponsive in the tour bus, and firefighters were unsuccessful in trying to revive him at the scene.
Sgt. Dugan said aggravated assault detectives arrived later to continue the investigation:
“If it was an 80-year-old person, we probably wouldn’t have called our aggravated assault [detectives] but a 21-year-old should not just drop dead for no reason.”
So, so sad.
We’ll keep you posted as the official cause of death is announced.
[Image via Instagram.]
Lil Peep Suspected To Have Died From Overdose Of Xanax On Tour Bus
Source: Perez Hilton