The sudden death of Juice WRLD has left the hip-hop community shocked. The 21-year-old trap-singer, Juice WRLD, reportedly passed away early this morning claims multiple reports, and since then, a cascade of performers have come out to commemorate him.
Some of the biggest names to shout out to the fallen singer includes Ellie Goulding, Travis Scott, and Lil Yachty. Juice WRLD died after landing in Chicago earlier this morning. The cause of his death isn’t known currently, but reports have claimed it was due to a seizure.
On his Instagram account, Lil Yachty commemorated Juice WRLD by stating, “Bye brother, love u dawg…rip.” Previously, Ellie Goulding worked with the singer as well on the track, “Hate Me,” which was released back in June of this year.
The British performer said on her Twitter account that she “couldn’t believe” the news. Following the release of his single, “Lucid Dreams,” that went to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2018, Juice WRLD found himself at the top of the pile of the new “emo rap” style.
As rap fans know, Juice WRLD is just one of many to pass away in the scene in the last two years, including Lil Peep, Mac Miller, and XXXTentacion. Lil Peep died in 2017 in his touring van from a drug overdose of fentanyl and Xanax. Lil Peep claims he struggled with depression and bipolar disorder frequently before he finally died.
Mac Miller, as well, died from a concoction of cocaine, fentanyl, and alcohol, and XXXTentaction was shot and killed outside of a motorcycle shop in Florida. The death of Juice WRLD marks another sad moment for hip-hop fans.
It’s not entirely clear what killed Juice WRLD at the moment, however, some social media users have already speculated that the opiate crisis drug, fentanyl, might be the cause of it as well. Juice WRLD left behind just two studio records during his short career, including Death Race For Love, and Goodbye and Good Riddance.