RIP. Rapper Jarad Anthony Higgins, known professionally as Juice Wrld, has died after having a seizure in Midway Airport in his native Chicago on December 8, In Touch can confirm. He was only 21 years old at the time of his death.
“[A] 21 year old male suffered a medical emergency and was transported to Christ Hospital where he was pronounced [dead],” P.O. Matlock said in a statement obtained by In Touch. “Area Central detectives are conducting a death investigation. No further information at this time.”
The rapper’s flight from California landed early on Sunday morning, according to reports. After exiting the plane, eyewitnesses said he suffered the seizure while walking through the airport. According to law enforcement sources who spoke with the outlet, he was bleeding from the mouth when paramedics arrived to assist.
Juice Wrld was an up and coming rapper in hip-hop and released his first single, “Forever” in 2015 via SoundCloud, followed “Too Much Cash” in 2017. His 2018 song, “All Girls Are the Same,” reached No. 41 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and fellow rapper, Lil Yachty, was featured on the track’s remix. But it was his 2018 single, “Lucid Dreams,” that helped him achieve even more mainstream success. The hit song reached No. 2 on the Billboard charts and was certified 5-times platinum.
The artist just celebrated his 21st birthday on December 2. In his last Instagram post before his death, Juice Wrld mentioned his birthday celebrations. “Yesterday was my actual bday im celebrating all week doe🤷🏾♂️999 s–t,” he wrote at the time.
His fans and famous friends took to the comments to share their condolences to Juice Wrld’s loved ones and share tributes to the rapper after his untimely death. “Rest easy brother, you changed the world and so many people individually🙏🏼 this life is crazy man,” artist Supreme Patty wrote. Famed jeweler Ben Baller wrote, “Bro I can’t believe it. I can’t. I just spoke to you. RIP 🙏🏼 and rest easy 😔 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼.” And Lil Yachty (real name: Miles Parks McCollum) took to his own Instagram page with a touching tribute. “Bye brother, love u dawg [sic] … RIP,” the 22-year-old wrote in a caption of a photo with his late friend, adding a crying face emoji and a sad face emoji.
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