Chicago rap star Juice WRLD dead at 21 after airport seizure
As initially reported by TMZ earlier today, Chicago rap star Jarad Anthony Higgins, better known as Juice WRLD, has passed away after suffering a seizure at Chicago Midway International Airport after his plan had landed. He had just turned 21 last week.
Chicago initially would only confirm that a 21-year-old male suffered a medical emergency and had latter passed away at a nearby hospital. The cause of the seizure is still unknown.
After making his debut in 2015, the highly decorated “Lucid Dreams” rapper has been dominating the charts over the past two years with an incredible 25+ songs cracking Billboard’s Hot 100, and being named Top New Artist at the Billboard Music Awards in May 2019.
His latest release was the “Let me Know (I Wonder Why Freestyle)” which came out on Dec. 7, the day before he passed.
His latest project and second studio album, Death Race for Love, was released on Mar. 8, 2019 through Grade A Productions and distributed by Interscope. It is Juice WRLD’s first US number-one album and it also peaked at No. 1 on Billboard’s Canadian Albums Chart. The album featured some key Canadian contributors including producers Frank Dukes, Boi-1da, and Don Mills.
Juice also recently featured alongside his longtime friend Ski Mask the Slump God on the instant classic “Nuketown.” The Cole Bennett-directed video was released by Lyrical Lemonade on Oct. 25. After releasing the “Evil Twins” collaboration, Juice and Ski Mask the Slump God were expected to follow up with a new mixtape by the same name.
Rest in Peace, Juice WRLD.
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