Emerging emo/hip hop artist Lil Peep (real name Gustav Åhr) from Long Beach, NY has died at just 21 years old from a suspected overdose as reported by Billboard: "the Peep army was a growing one, as fans tuned in en masse for his refreshing candor about his battles with depression, heartbreak, drug use and his sexuality." Lil Peep was brilliant, and his recently-released debut album Come Over When You're Sober includes haunting track "The Brightside" about lost love. So sorry he's gone so young before fullfilling his promise.
Tony Sergi, the drug-trafficking "boss of bosses" over the 'Ndrangheta or Calabrian Mafia in Australia who was suspected of ordering the 1977 hit against anti-drug crusader and Liberal Party politician Donald Mackay, was buried today as reported by The Sydney Morning Herald: "his casket of burnished gold was adorned with a mass of white lilies and roses and, as the strains of Leonard Cohen's classic Hallelujah drifted out of the church, a thousand sombre mourners gathered to pay their respects."
A church burial? To quote Bob Dylan from "Masters of War": "even Jesus would never forgive what you do," and "all the money you made will never buy back your soul."