Lil Peep’s Brother Says His Death Was An Accident
Lil Peep’s brother addresses his death.
On Wednesday, Lil Peep was found dead on his tour bus in Tuscon, Arizona from a suspected overdose of Xanax. Now, Peep’s older brother, Karl Ahr, who goes by Oskar, has come forward to set the record straight and address all of the rumors surrounding his untimely death.
While speaking to PEOPLE, Oskar revealed Peep’s death was an accident, and the pills he took may have been laced, “We [the family] have heard there was some sort of substance he did not expect to be involved in the substance he was taking. He thought he could take what he did, but he had been given something and he didn’t realize what it was.It was an accident, it really was an accident.”
Oskar added, “He was super happy with where he was in life.” In his music, Peep revealed that he struggled with depression and addiction. His recent Instagram posts also suggested that he was struggling with something.
One of his lasts posts read, “I just wana be everybody’s everything I want too much from people but then I don’t want anything from them at the same time u feel me I don’t let people help me but I need help but not when I have my pills but that’s temporary one day maybe I won’t die young and I’ll be happy? What is happy I always have happiness for like 10 seconds and then it’s gone. I’m getting so tired of this.”
According to Oskar, Peep was an extremely happy person, but fans never got to see that side of him. Oskar says Peep’s sad, dark, emo, drug-addicted persona was essentially an act to sell music. “It makes me laugh to think about the days we watched WWE together but [Peep] mentioned how being a hip-hop artist is like being a pro-wrestling character. You have to be an actor. He gets paid to be sad. It’s what he made his name on. It’s what his image was in a sense.”
Oskar says Peep had “a much healthier relationship with drugs earlier in life” before his career took off, “[Early on] he didn’t drink alcohol, for example. I can guarantee [drugs are] not something that would’ve been a part of his life if he was not a part of that specific culture. Not only was he a part of it, he’ll be remembered for making waves in it.”