Lil Peep is gone — but his merchandise will live on.
Less than two weeks after the rapper’s death at age 21 on Nov. 15, a merchandise line revolving around him has been announced.
An Instagram post published on the account run by the Lil Peep Estate noted on Monday, “Merchandise was not something we were ready to release so soon because we were focused on grieving and organizing a celebration of Gus’ life,” the post read, referring to Lil Peep’s real name, Gustav Ahr.
“However, we have been overwhelmed with requests from loving fans hoping to support Gus and his family by purchasing legitimate Peep merchandise.”
The post went on to note that “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 … If it’s not on his accounts then it has not been approved.”
The post concluded, “Peep loved designing and selling his merch and always wanted to help out his fans when they asked for reprints. We will continue to honor Peep’s memory by carrying on as we believe he would have wanted.”
Rising rap star Lil Peep, who released his first album in August after a series of acclaimed mix tapes, died of a suspected drug overdose, music manager Adam Grandmaison told the Guardian.
The news came a day after the rapper posted a video on his Instagram page saying that he “was lit” after taking six pills of the prescription drug Xanax, adding: “I’m good, I’m not sick.”