Rapper Juice WRLD is dead at the age of 21. The musician, whose real name is Jarad Anthony Higgins, suffered a seizure at Chicago’s Midway airport.
TMZ learned the up and coming musician was on a flight from California to Chicago early Sunday morning. Eyewitnesses shared with the website that Juice WRLD was fine when the flight landed. However, he suffered a seizure after exiting the plane while walking through the airport.
Law enforcement immediately surrounded the rapper, trying to stop the seizure as they waited for the paramedics to arrive on the scene. Sources share Juice WRDLD was conscious while paramedics transported him to a nearby hospital.
— HIGHSNOBIETY (@highsnobiety) December 8, 2019
Sadly, the young rapper was pronounced dead shortly after arriving in the emergency room. The cause of death is undetermined at this time.
Juice WRLD’s career was just taking off after he finally got a shot with a major record label last year. His song, ‘Lucid Dreams’ was a chart-topper, landed at number 2 in summer 2018. It was his song, ‘All Girls Are the Same,’ that caught the attention of the music world. Interscope Records quickly scooped him up, signing him to a multi-million-dollar contract.
After his first EP was released, Juice WRLD dropped the song ‘Too Soon,’ which was a tribute to Lil Peep and XXXTentacion. The talented musician was also featured on one of Travis Scott’s tracks off his album, AstroWorld. He sang the hook on ‘No Bystanders.’
Social media became flooded with tributes to the young man, as well as condolences for the shocking loss.
“rip juice. so sad how often this is happening lately to young talented rising artists,” tweeted @LilNasX
Juice Wrld dropped "Legends" last year to pay tribute to XXXTentacion and Lil Peep after their passings.
We miss you all so much. pic.twitter.com/kV9lAsaUGp
— XXL Magazine (@XXL) December 8, 2019
“It pains us to share that Juice Wrld has passed away after suffering a seizure. Please keep his family in your prayers,” shared @BET
“Devastated to hear of the death of one of my favorite artists of the last 10 years. Rest in peace @JuiceWorlddd. You brought such incredible music to the world in your short life. My condolence to the friends, family, and fans of this talented man,” tweeted @tomgreenlive.
Camila Cabello also used social media to express her sadness, but she used a broken heart emoji instead of words.
The sudden death of rapper Juice WRLD has shocked not only those who knew him best but the fans who were touched my music and talent. RIP Juice WRLD.