Lil Peep's poignant last message for 'beautiful' fans - who he wanted to 'keep alive through his music'

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Lil Peep wanted his fans to live on through his music, no matter how badly they were suffering.

That was what he told music journalist Zane Lowe when he appeared in his last radio interview on Monday - just two days before his death in a suspected suicide.

His relationship with his fans was one of the reasons he kept making music, he said, and their love for him kept him strong.

"They tell me all the time that [my music] helps them stay alive, keeps them from committing suicide and stuff like that," he said.

 

"A lot of them have - I've seen countless Lil Peep tattoos on people, they're dedicated, they've devoted their lives to my music. It's pretty crazy, it blows my mind."

Lil Peep , 21, then poignantly added: "I love it, it's a great thing and if it's helping people, then that's why I'm doing it."

 

And in a heartaching last Instagram post, Lil Peep paid tribute to the fans who had supported him.

Sharing a snap of three teenage fans wearing band t-shirts, Peep captioned it: "Look at my beautiful fans awwwww."

That was the last time he appeared on social media.

Peep, real name Gustav Åhr, had publicly battled with his mental health and drug addiction problems, and often included those themes in his song lyrics. He even recorded a song called A Plan To Kill Myself and released it on YouTube in August.

He would record videos of himself taking pills and talk openly about substance abuse as a way to cope with his demons.

 

Peep counted Linkin Park as one of his many musical influences and had paid tribute to their late frontman Chester Bennington at a recent gig.

Standing amid his fans with his shirt off, Peep mouthed along to Chester's voice as Linkin Park's Numb blared out at a gig.

Chester committed suicide in March 2017 at the age of 41.

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