Lil Peep’s brother says his death was an ‘accident’

Lil Peep's older brother is opening up about his death at just 21 years old.

Karl Ahr, who goes by Oskar, recently talked to about the tragic death of Lil Peep, who died of a suspected Xanax overdose, according to Tuscon, Arizona, police. Despite a few of the rapper's in the days and hours leading up to his death -- which bluntly allude to drug use and feelings of depression -- Oskar says the suspected overdose was an "accident."

“It was an accident, it really was an accident,” Oskar, 23, says. “He was super happy with where he was in life.”

“We [the family] have heard there was some sort of substance he did not expect to be involved in the substance he was taking," he continues. “He thought he could take what he did, but he had been given something and he didn’t realize what it was.”

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MILAN, ITALY - JUNE 19: Lil Peep attends the Fendi show during Milan Men's Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 on June 19, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
MILAN, ITALY - JUNE 19: Lil Peep attends the Fendi show during Milan Men's Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 on June 19, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: (L-R) Dancer Naoto Kataoka, rapper Lil Peep and Luka Sabbat attend the Haider Ackermann Menswear Spring/Summer 2018 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 21, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Rapper Lil Peep attends the Haider Ackermann Menswear Spring/Summer 2018 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 21, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 23: Lil Peep walks the runway during the Vlone Menswear Spring/Summer 2018 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 23, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 24: Lil Peep attends the Balmain Menswear Spring/Summer 2018 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 24, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 24: Lil Peep poses with designer Olivier Rousteing after the Balmain Menswear Spring/Summer 2018 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 24, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images for Balmain)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 24: Caroline Daur,Tommy Dorfmann and Lil Peep attend the Balmain Menswear Spring/Summer 2018 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 24, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 24: Lil Peep and guest attend the Balmain After Party during Paris Fashion Week on June 24, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 08: Rapper Lil Peep performs onstage during the Day N Night Festival at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 8, 2017 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 08: Rapper Lil Peep performs onstage during the Day N Night Festival at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 8, 2017 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: Lil Peep performs at Highline Ballroom on October 31, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: Lil Peep performs at Highline Ballroom on October 31, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
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Oskar says his brother's personal struggles reflected in the lyrics of his music were exaggerated to fit a certain image.

“It makes me laugh to think about the days we watched WWE together but [Peep] mentioned how being a hip-hop artist is like being a pro-wrestling character. You have to be an actor,” Oskar explains. “He gets paid to be sad. It’s what he made his name on. It’s what his image was in a sense.”

“He was not as sad as people think he was," he adds. "It’s frustrating as someone who remembers a happy brother.”

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Oskar also blames Lil Peep's drug use on the culture of the music industry.

“I can guarantee [drugs are] not something that would’ve been a part of his life if he was not a part of that specific culture," Oskar muses. "Not only was he a part of it, he’ll be remembered for making waves in it.”

“My brother didn’t take five Xanax pills every day, but he would take them and then post on Instagram about it,” he continues. “I wish it would have paid for him to be a little safer, but the world needed him to have superlative problems that he dealt with in superlative ways."

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Peep you deserved more out of life. Life didn't do your greatness justice
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Oskar tells the magazine he hopes his late brother's drug use will not overshadow his legacy as a determined and loyal person, who was extremely close to their mother. 

“I hope there is some focus on drugs like Xanax and pills, in general, and the potential for them being laced, but I hope it isn’t too much associated with how people remember him," Oskar says.

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