Lil Peep’s Death May Have Been Caused By Fentanyl. Police are investigating whether Fentanyl played a role in the overdose death of Lil Peep, according to TMZ. Investigators have reportedly received several tips that Peep had received drugs that were laced with the opioid.
The emerging emo rapper passed away in his sleep before a concert in Tuscon, Arizona on November 15.
Shortly after his death, Peep’s brother Oskar told PEOPLE that there might’ve been something unexpected in the Xanax that Peep took that day.
“We [the family] have heard there was some sort of substance he did not expect to be involved in the substance he was taking,” Oskar said. “He thought he could take what he did, but he had been given something and he didn’t realize what it was.”
The powerful prescription drug and its street version have led to a wave of overdose deaths, including Prince, who died from an accidental overdose in April 2016.