Disturbing Details Found In Lil Peep's Autopsy Report

The Pennsylvania-born rapper who went by the name Lil Peep, died at the age of 21 on November 15, 2017, per CNN. The rapper was on his tour bus in Arizona when he was found dead by his team.

Lil Peep was born Gustav Ahr on November 1, 1996, and raised in Long Island, New York. His parents separated when he was young, and he didn't have much of a relationship with his father, per Rolling Stone. In his teen years, he faced torment from kids at high school and developed anxiety. He sought out drugs to manage his feelings of anxiousness and became addicted to Xanax, a prescription anti-anxiety medication. 

On the day Lil Peep died, he was scheduled to perform a show in Tucson later that night (via Tucson). At the time of his death, authorities concluded that the purported cause of death was assumed to be an overdose from a controlled substance. 

According to police on the scene, they felt that there was enough evidence on the tour bus to presume that drugs cost the rapper his life. Tucson Police spokesperson Pete Dugan said, "After speaking with people on scene and going into the tour bus, (police) said that there was evidence of a possible drug overdose, most likely from Xanax," per CNN.

Standout information in Lil Peep's autopsy

A few weeks after his death, Lil Peep's autopsy report was released. In the report, there were some disturbing details that highlighted what led to his death. Per Autopsy Files, his cause of death was the combination of alprazolam (or Xanax) and fentanyl — an opioid drug used for pain management — interacting in his system. Together these two drugs are considered to be a very fatal mixture (via Torrance Memorial). The autopsy report concluded the use of those drugs by Lil Peep was determined to be accidental.

The report also revealed that his body had signs of medical intervention via defibrillator. When the rapper was initially found unresponsive on his bus, attempts were made to revive him, per CNN, but he never regained consciousness. Lil Peep was fully dressed when he died, including still wearing his boots. His fingernails had chipped red paint on them and dirt underneath. The medical examiner found that his young body was generally healthy and normal, adding to the tragedy of his early death. Naturally, Lil Peep's death was a shock for many in the music industry, even though the rapper was very candid about his drug use and even rapped about it often (via Study Breaks). 

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