Image of Lil Peep projected onto Houses of Parliament

On 2 December, family and friends paid tribute to the late rapper at a memorial service held at Long Beach, New York.

To mark the service, a large image of Lil Peep was projected onto the Palace of Westminster as a tribute to the artist.

During the service, the rapper’s mother Liza Womack said, “He lived his own life on his own terms. He was a stubborn, driven, talented, crafty, observant, and tender young man. Gus was also vulnerable.”

His grandmother Jenny Kastner added, “He wasn’t the modern day Kurt Cobain, by the way.”

“He is the first and only Lil Peep, and arguably left behind a legacy that will have a far greater impact. His kindness will live on through lots of people.”

The New York-based emo rapper died, age 21, on 15 November of a suspected overdose.

Read Crack’s article The Way He Saw Things: Remembering the Emotional Charge of Lil Peep.