Bella Thorne's Response To Lil Peep's Sudden Death Is So, So Heartbreaking

by Karen Ruffini
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It's a sad day for the music world. According to TMZ, rapper Lil Peep died on Wednesday, Nov. 15, and his sudden death has left friends and fans shocked. Most heartbreakingly, actress Bella Thorne, who was reportedly a former girlfriend of the rap star, has taken to social media to express this massive loss. Although the two only seemed to have dated briefly, it's evident that Lil Peep's sudden death has brought out an incredibly raw side of the Famous in Love actress. Bella Thorne's response to Lil Peep's death shows the devastation she feels, and her overall loss for words rings true for many people who have experienced a tragic, unexpected loss.

Lil Peep, whose real name was Gustav Åh, was a musician known for mixing both rap and emo together, and whose lyrics were almost always tied to the struggle of failed relationships, suicidal tendencies, and drug addiction. Sadly, those themes appear to be related to his death. According to TMZ, drug paraphernalia was allegedly found with Lil Peep when he was found unresponsive in his tour bus, and the website reports that he “died of a suspected overdose.” Elite Daily reached out to Lil Peep's team for confirmation of this report and did not receive a response at time of publication.

In what seems like a horrifying twist of fate, Lil Peep posted an almost prophetic Instagram post the same day he died.

He captioned the photo, "When I die You'll love me."

Peep had fans growing increasingly worried when he claimed he took six Xanax in an Instagram story posted to social media. In the video, a barely-coherent Peep says, "El Paso... I took six Xanax and I was lit. I’m good, I’m not sick. I’ma see y’all tonight."

"F*ck I don't know what to say," Thorne wrote in a tweet upon hearing the news of Lil Peep's death. Then, hours later, she took to Twitter again to express her sadness over the life that was cut short. She wrote, "Peep you deserved more out of life. Life didn't do your greatness justice."

Thorne then posted a touching video to her Instagram story, telling fans that Lil Peep was "talented" and a "great person":

Anybody out there who was a Lil Peep fan, you guys know how talented he was. You guys know how great he was. Well, he was even more f*cking great as a person.

Thorne also posted a series of touching photos of the rapper on her Instagram page, paying tribute to his kind spirit. "Look at that big f*cking smile always lit up the room. Hearts are breaking everywhere," her caption reads.

Sarah Stennett, chief executive of First Access Entertainment (a company that has partnered with Lil Peep in the past), made a statement to E! News about Peep's death:

I am shocked and heartbroken. I do not believe Peep wanted to die, this is so tragic. He had big goals and dreams for the future which he had shared with me, his team, his family and his friends. He was highly intelligent, hugely creative, massively charismatic, gentle and charming. He had huge ambition and his career was flourishing.

Peep's manager, Mikey Cortez, has also expressed his sadness on Instagram surrounding the news of the rapper's death.

He posted the above photo and wrote, "I’m completely heart broken and lost right now. I can’t even feel it’s not real. I love you and I’ll miss you always. One of the realest. Please someone tell me this isn’t real."

And manager Chase Ortega took to Twitter and wrote, “I’ve been expecting this call for a year. Mother f*ck.”

Many musicians and artists have since come forward to express their condolences on their social media pages as well as share their shock:

Others who posted tributes included Sam Smith, Marshmello, and Travis Barker.

It's obvious that, at just 21 years old, Lil Peep made a noticeable mark in the music world, gaining the respect of artists of varying genres.