Police Open Investigation Into Death Of Bisexual Rapper Lil Peep

His death was suspected to be from an overdose, but is there more behind the emerging artist's tragic fate?

When rapper Lil Peep died at the age of 21 earlier this month, it was presumed to have been caused by a drug overdose. But police have now opened an investigation into his death after finding “troubling private messages” on his phone, according to a report by TMZ.

The Tucson Police Department are looking into the texts sent from a woman who reportedly went to the tour bus to see the rapper shortly before he died.

“GBC [Lil Peep] high af because of me and my friend lol,” the woman allegedly wrote in a group text message. “He passed the f*ck out. My brother called and I tried to get him to say hi to my brother, but he wouldn’t wake up.”

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Lil Peep posted a video to Instagram shortly before his death that had him declaring he took “six Xanax, and now it’s lit.” Police are reportedly looking into the possibility that the Xanax was laced with fentanyl.

The medical examiner originally declared that Peep’s death was likely caused by an overdose, but that it would take between six to eight weeks to get toxicology test results back.

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