On Wednesday, the music world was shocked by news that Lil Peep had died of an apparent overdose.
Sadly, many who knew the rapper and singer were also aware of the drug problem that eventually claimed Peep’s life.
But the advance knowledge that Peep (real name Gustav Ahr) was on a fatal collision course doesn’t appear to have lessened the grief experienced by his loved ones.
Among those who mourning Peep today is actress Bella Thorne.
Thorne and Peep dated briefly over the summer, and they remained close friends in the months after their breakup.
Thorne took to Instagram today to pay tribute to her departed companion.
“I just wanted to say anybody out there who is a Lil Peep fan, you guys know how talented he was, you guys know how great he was… well he was even more f—king great as a person,” says a teary-eyed Bella in the clip below.
Thorne paid tribute to the late 21-year-old on Twitter as well:
“Peep you deserved more out of life. Life didn’t do your greatness justice,” she wrote.
Eerily, Peep’s final tweet seemed to be a prediction of his own demise:
“When I die you’ll love me,” the rapper wrote.
Our thoughts to go out to Peep’s friends and family in their time of grief.
Watch Bella pay tribute to her late friend below: