Juice WRLD, real name Jarad A. Higgins, has tragically passed away at the age of 21 after suffering a seizure while walking through Chicago’s Midway International Airport.
Juice flew in to the airport early Sunday morning [12/8/2019] from California, and witnesses said he suffered the seizure while walking through the airport.
He was reportedly conscious when he was rushed to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oaklawn, Illinois, but passed away a short time later. His death has been officially confirmed by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office, and his exact cause of death is yet to be confirmed via autopsy.
Tributes to the rapper have poured in all over social media, & Juice’s record label, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, released a statement to XXL on the rapper’s death.
“Juice made a profound impact on the world in such a short period of time,” it reads. “He was a gentle soul, whose creativity knew no bounds, an exceptional human being and artist who loved and cared for his fans above everything else. To lose someone so kind and so close to our hearts is devastating. Our thoughts are with Juice’s family and friends, everyone at his label Grade A, and his millions of fans around the world.”
*UPDATE 12/9/2019* According to @tmz_tv, somebody travelling on Juice WRLD’s private jet revealed he took several pills while flying, and revealed he had a “Percocet problem”. Law enforcement have said that a bottle of “codeine cough syrup” was found on the plane, along with 70 pounds of marijuana.
Rest In Peace Juice WRLD.