Rapper Juice Wrld reportedly dead at 21 after suffering seizure

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Juice WRLD, the rising Chicago rapper who topped the album charts with his acclaimed album 'Death Race for Love,' has died at the age of 21. imageSPACE/Shutterstock
Juice WRLD, the rising Chicago rapper who topped the album charts with his acclaimed album 'Death Race for Love,' has died at the age of 21. imageSPACE/Shutterstock

Hip-hop superstar Juice WRLD has reportedly died after suffering a seizure at Midway airport in Chicago, IL. He was just 21.

Jarad Anthony Higgins (December 2, 1998 – December 8, 2019), known professionally as Juice Wrld (pronounced as “Juice World”), was an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he was best known for his hit singles “All Girls Are the Same” and “Lucid Dreams” which helped him gain a recording contract with Lil Bibby’s Grade A Productions and Interscope Records.

“All Girls Are the Same” and “Lucid Dreams” acted as singles for Juice Wrld’s debut studio album Goodbye & Good Riddance (2018), which peaked at number six on the Billboard 200, and was eventually certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album enjoyed positive critical reception, and contained three other singles: “Armed and Dangerous”, “Lean wit Me” and “Wasted”, all of which charted on the Billboard Hot 100.

After collaborating with Future on the mixtape Wrld on Drugs, which was released later that year and peaked at number two on the Billboard 200, Juice Wrld released his second album, Death Race for Love, in 2019. It became his first number-one album on the Billboard 200.

On December 8, 2019, aged 21, he suffered a seizure at Chicago’s Midway Airport. Law enforcement sources say he was bleeding from the mouth when paramedics arrived at the scene and he was then rushed to hospital, where he died shortly after. The cause of the seizure is unknown at this time.

The rapper’s fans from around the world show their deep feelings toward this tragedy via Twitter:

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