Friends and family gathered at a memorial service to celebrate the life of the rapper Lil Peep in his hometown of Long Beach, N.Y., on Saturday night (December 2). The service was also broadcast live on social networks.
Lil Peep, whose real name is Gustav Åhr, died on November 15 at age 21 of an alleged drug overdose before his scheduled program in Tucson, Arizona. According to Rolling Stone hundreds of fans lined up to pay their respects outside the Allegria Hotel next to the beach. Some wore black T-shirts of Come Over When You & # 39; re Sober in honor of Lil Peep's final song, with hoods in solidarity. Others wore some kind of rose, which is the favorite color of a peep.
Among those attending the party was the grandmother of the late rapper, Jenny Kastner, who began the service by reading some letters of fans. Emma Harris, who dated Lil Peep, also participated in the service.
She remembered falling in love with the late rapper and never having met anyone who "has dyed her hair more than me". "I do not think it's physically possible to shed more tears for anyone," he added.
Lil Peep's mother, Liza Womack, also remembered the honesty and grace of her son. During his speech, he reflected on how his son felt like a stranger for people who judged him for his tattoos and not for what was in his heart.
"Years later, Gus told me that it was easy to tell the difference between the people who saw his tattoos when they looked at him, and the people who saw him [on the inside]," he told attendees. "Please do not make badumptions. about people or events in ignorance. "
"Try to get out of your own box and open your mind to new ideas," he continued. "My sweet Lil Peeper is gone now, but surely she has left us a lot of wonderful material to review and consider … I am very proud of him, you have no idea. "
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Rest in peace, Lil Peep.