Rapper Juice Wrld dies aged 21 after suffering a seizure at Chicago's Midway airport
He suffered the seizure while walking through the airport and was bleeding from the mouth when paramedics arrived
Talented young rapper Juice Wrld has died after suffering a seizure at Chicago's Midway airport on Sunday morning. He had just celebrated his 21st birthday on December 2.
Juice, whose real name was Jarad Anthony Higgins, had reportedly arrived at the airport on a flight from California.
Police sources told TMZ that he suffered the seizure while walking through the airport, and was bleeding from the mouth when paramedics arrived. Juice was still conscious when he was taken to a hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after.
Juice burst onto the music scene last year when his song Lucid Dreams peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. His song 'All Girls Are the Same' also became a hit when Lil Yachty was featured on the remix. This song drew the attention of Interscope Records, who then signed him to a multi-million dollar contract.
Later in 2018, Juice teamed up with fellow hip-hop star Future for their collaborative album Wrld On Drugs.
Juice also appeared on Travis Scott’s chart-topping album Astroworld, singing the hook on the track 'No Bystanders'. He also won the Best New Artist award at the Billboard Music Awards 2019.
Earlier this year, Juice replaced Future as the guest act on Nicki Minaj’s European tour which spanned 19 dates.
In his last Instagram post, Juice spoke of his plans for weeklong celebrations: ‘Yesterday was my actual bday im celebrating all week doe 999 s**t [sic].’
Rapper Action Bronson mourned the passing of Juice on Twitter. “Terrible news about the young man Juice Wrld. We share December 2nd as our arrival day. Gone way too soon. Life is precious.”
Juice is survived by his older brother and mother who still live in Chicago and his girlfriend Ally Lotti. Juice and Ally have been dating since September 2018.