Remembering Gustav Ahr


Gustav Elijah Ahr, born in Allentown, Pa., on Nov. 1, 1996, died in Tucson, Ariz., on Nov. 15.

A Long Beach resident from 2001 to 2016, Gus attended Lindell Elementary School, Long Beach Middle School and Long Beach High School, from which he graduated in January 2012. He then attended Nassau Community College for one semester, where he made the dean’s list, and Glendale Community College in Pasadena, Calif.

For the last two years, Gus worked happily under contract with First Access Entertainment writing songs and doing public performances as the singer Lil Peep. He toured widely, having performed in the United States, Russia, Poland, Germany, Italy, Belgium, France and the United Kingdom.

He is survived by his mother, Liza K. Womack, of Huntington, his father, Karl Johan Ahr, of Rockville Center, his brother, Karl Oskar Ahr, his maternal grandmother, grandfather and uncle, and many cousins in Oklahoma, California, Georgia, Texas, and Sweden, as well as his silky terrier, Taz.

On Nov. 20, his beloved and loving family and dear friends bid him a grief-stricken goodbye at A.L. Jacobsen’s Funeral Home in Huntington Station. His body was cremated. His ashes will be buried in a private service in the place where he said he felt most at home.