Rapper Juice Wrld Dies at 21
Update: On Jan. 22, 2020, the Cook Country Medical Examiner’s Office announced the official cause of Juice Wrld’s death, which occurred after a seizure, was an accidental overdose.
The rapper Juice Wrld, whose real name is Jarad Anthony Higgins, died at the age of 21 on Sunday after experiencing a seizure.
According to TMZ, the performer had just landed at Chicago’s Midway airport when the seizure occurred.
Juice Wrld was an up-and-coming voice in the music industry, known for songs like “Lucid Dreams” and “Bandit.” In his time as a performer, he quickly amassed millions of followers across social media. His music often touched on important topics like depression, addiction and public health issues that affect communities of color.
RIP @JuiceWorlddd another talented young brother whose life was cut drastically short. His music spoke of depression & drug abuse, public health crises that cut across socioeconomic lines but are often ignored in communities of color. Ask @cthagod https://t.co/qpVN62sVTv
— Hector for Congress NJ08 (@Oseguera2020) December 8, 2019
The rapper has just turned 21 on Dec. 2. It is unclear from initial reports what caused the seizure.
Friends and fans of the rapper shared their condolences on social media.
Waking up to @JuiceWorlddd passing from a seizure… I loved his music and he was my most listened to artist in 2019. Im heartbroken, my love goes out to his family and loved ones. To soon man.
— Ninja (@Ninja) December 8, 2019
Our city is mourning ????R.I.P JuiceWrld pic.twitter.com/EQNlnuqOy1
— WGCI (@WGCI) December 8, 2019
Gone way too soon, man.
— Nasher (@TheNasher61) December 8, 2019
Damn, rest in peace Juice Wrld. Just turned 21 too, way too young. You won't be forgotten
— Deji (@Deji) December 8, 2019
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