[Photo by: @lilpeep/Instagram]
Following the first message Lil Peep’s team had shared following the artist's untimely death earlier this month, Peep's mother, Liza Womack, has announced a special memorial service for fans to honor the artist.
“Join us in celebrating the fascinating, colourful life of the iconic Gus Ahr (Lil Peep),” they shared via Lil Peep's Instagram account.
Set to take place December 2 in Long Beach, NY, the event will feature speakers, followed by a beach gathering in front of the Allergia Hotel. The event is “open to all,” and though it's meant to honor Peep's life and legacy, they would like any donations to be made to Oxfam, an international charitable organization that focuses on the alleviation of global poverty.
There has been a flood of support on the original post, which you can check out below:
“We have been overwhelmed with requests from loving fans hoping to support Gus and his family by purchasing legitimate Peep merchandise,” Lil Peep's team shared yesterday. “To ensure authenticity, all official communications about Lil Peep merchandise, music, or any other art forms, will come from Lil Peep's official verified accounts on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.”
Lil Peep's death at the age of 21 came as a shock to the music community. Presumed an overdose, the musician's brother Oskar recently said the death was accidental: “He was super happy with where he was in life.”
Peep was part of GothBoiClique, cofounded with Wicca Phase aka Adam McIlwee, the ex-singer of Tiger’s Jaw, creating their own hip-hop/emo subgenre that has prompted a massive movement in the music industry. With over 100 million streams to-date, including tracks like “Awful Things” and “The Brightside,” he solidified his standing in the genre-defying movement.
Videographer Wiggy shared a poignant tribute to Lil Peep, featuring a collection of candid footage showing Lil Peep performing, traveling and more. You can watch the powerful video here.
AP's thoughts are with Lil Peep's family and loved ones at this time.
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