Lil Peep, the rising rap star who had only just released his full debut album in recent months, has been found dead aged 21.

The rapper, who music style was a mixture of emo and hip-hop, died following a suspected drugs overdose. His death was announced by his manager Chase Oretega, who tweeted "been expecting this call for a year".

Lil Peep was due to perform in Arizona on 15 November, but the gig was cancelled after he reportedly overdosed on fake Xanax that was laced with Fentanyl.

The Long Island peformer, real name Gustav Åhr, was also described by online music magazine pitchfork as "the future of emo".

He had only just tuned 21 on 1 November. His much-hyped album Come Over When You're Sober (Part One) was released in September.

Lil Peep first received recognition after posting his songs, EPs and mix tapes onto Soundcloud since 2015. He also gained a massive following on YouTube, where his tracks including Awful Things, Benz Truck and The Brightside have received tens of millions of views.

No official statement has been released regarding the 21-year-old'sdeath.

Post Malone, another US rapper who gained a huge following via Soundcloud, was one of those from the world of music to pay tribute to Lil peep following his death.

He wrote: "In the short time that I knew you, you were a great friend to me and a great person. Your music changed the world and it'll never be the same. I love you bud. Forever."

Producer and DJ Marshmello added: "I can't even believe this. We were just talking last week about working on a song together and now you're gone. You will be missed, R.I.P.

"Peep was the nicest person. Hanging out with him, talking to him about music, the song ideas we were going to do together and touring was so amazing. Everyone will miss you man."

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Lil Peep attends the Balmain Menswear Spring/Summer 2018 show as part of Paris Fashion Week Getty