21-year-old Rapper “Juice WRLD” is dead after suffering medical emergency at Chicago’s Midway Airport
Rapper Juice WRLD dead after suffering medical emergency at Chicago’s Midway Airport
The 21-year-old died after suffering a seizure, according to reports.
Rapper Juice WRLD has died after suffering a medical emergency at Chicago’s Midway International Airport, according to police.
People traveling with the 21-year-old rapper, whose birth name is Jarad Anthony Higgins, described “what appears to be some type of medical emergency” to investigators, Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi confirmed to ABC News in a statement.(MORE: 3 charged with providing drugs that killed rapper Mac Miller)
Higgins suffered a seizure after getting off a private jet, ABC Chicago station WLS reported. He was then taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead, according to the station.
Higgins is from Chicago, according to WLS. He grew up in Homewood, a suburb about 25 miles south of the Windy City, the Chicago Sun-Timesreported.(MORE: Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce dies at 20)
The rapper’s single “Lucid Dreams” peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the summer of 2018, following the release of his debut album “Goodbye and Good Riddance.” Higgins’ 2019 album “Death Race for Love” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in March.
Higgins had also collaborated with fellow rappers Travis Scott and Lil Yachty in the past. Lil Yachty paid tribute to Higgins on his Instagram account, writing “bye brother, love u dawg…
😢😔 bye brother, love u dawg.. rip
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His cause and manner of death has not been determined by the Cook County Medical Examiner, police said