The Chicago-born rapper Juice WRLD has died at age 21, Illinois’ Cook County medical examiner’s office has confirmed.
The rapper was pronounced dead at 3:15 am on Sunday morning after having suffered a seizure shortly after landing at Chicago Midway International Airport.
Juice WRLD, whose birth name is Jarad Anthony Higgins, landed at the airport on Sunday morning local time, when he suffered a seizure and was rushed to a nearby hospital. According to ABC News, he was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The cause of the seizure is not yet known.
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The 21 year-old rapper was best-known for his viral 2018 hit Lucid Dreams. Topics like mental health, mortality and drug use were common themes in his music.
Juice celebrated his 21st birthday on 2 December 2019, and was prepping for the release of his third album. Many have jumped on social media to pay homage to the talented rapper.
Fans and friends of Juice WRLD took to social media to express their sorrow.
rip JUICE WRLD 💔
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) December 8, 2019
HE CANT BE GONE !
— Sir Ski Mask (@THESLUMPGOD) December 8, 2019
I can’t believe it… you were such a sweet soul. I’ll always remember meeting you and your family on the video set and thinking how close you were. You had so much further to go, you were just getting started. You’ll be missed Juice 💔
— Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) December 8, 2019
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He knows our hearts. I really wish we had more talks like that one night in LA. Dude. This is ridiculous. Millions of people, not just in Chicago but around the world are hurting because of this and don’t know what to make of it. Im sorry. Love you and God bless your soul. #legend
Fans paid homage to the rapper by tweeting about his success.
Juice WRLD was on top
2nd Highest Hip-Hop 1st Week Sales in 2019 – 165k
21.5m RIAA Certs
1.6bn Youtube Views
18 Top 10 Weeks – 5th most Hip-Hop artists
6.3 yrs (cumulative) on Billboard 200+Hot 100 – 328 Weeks
10m+ Social Media followers
All this in less than 2 yrs… RIP 💙
— Hip Hop By The Numbers (@HipHopNumbers) December 8, 2019
Earlier this year, the rap and hip hop communities also lost rapper Nipsey Hussle.
This doesn’t make any sense! My spirit is shaken by this! Dear God may His spirit Rest In Peace and May You grant divine comfort to all his loved ones! 💔🙏🏿
I’m so sorry this happened to you @nipseyhussle pic.twitter.com/rKZ2agxm2a
— Rihanna (@rihanna) April 1, 2019
Words: Martina Chausheva