Rapper Juice WRLD’s death ruled accidental overdose of oxycodone and codeine

Rapper Juice WRLD’s death ruled accidental overdose of oxycodone and codeine
Juice WRLD (Getty Images)

The deceased rapper Jarad Anthony Higgins aka Juice WRLD's cause of death has been announced in a recently revealed toxicology report. According to details of the report released by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office on Wednesday, it was determined that the 21-year-old artiste died of an accidental overdose of oxycodone and codeine. 

“The Medical Examiner’s Office has determined the cause and manner of death of 21-year-old Jarad A Higgins,” the office said in a statement. “Higgins died as a result of oxycodone and codeine toxicity. The manner of death is accident [sic].”

The 'Lucid Dreams' singer tragically died on December 8 last year, shortly after suffering a seizure at Chicago’s Midway Airport. It was reported that the rapper ingested a large number of drugs in order to prevent them from being found by federal authorities who were conducting a search of his private jet. It was also said that Juice WRLD remained conscious in the ambulance on the way to the hospital in Chicago, but he died shortly after.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office had previously confirmed that the rapper was pronounced dead at 3:14 am at the Advocate Christ Medical Center in Chicago, where the autopsy also took place. As per a statement made on December 9, the office had said that “additional studies are required to establish the cause and manner of death. The cause and manner of death are pending at this time.”

Juice Wrld performs onstage during the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Festival and Daytime Stage at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on September 21, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Getty Images)

Juice WRLD's mother Carmella Wallace had issued a statement on behalf of their family prior to the rapper's funeral on December 13, still unable to comprehend the tragedy that had befallen them. “We loved Jarad with all of our hearts and cannot believe our time with him has been cut short. As he often addressed in his music and to his fans, Jarad battled with prescription drug dependency,” said his grieving mother.


She went on to say, “Addiction knows no boundaries and its impact goes way beyond the person fighting it. Jarad was a son, brother, grandson, friend and so much more to so many people who wanted more than anything to see him defeat addiction.”

His mother went on to explain that Juice WRLD made numerous drug references in his songs (like 2018's 'Hurt Me') in an effort to help other addicts, by letting them know that they were not alone. “We hope the conversations he started in his music and his legacy will help others win their battles as that is what he wanted more than anything,” Wallace revealed. “We know that Jarad’s legacy of love, joy and emotional honesty will live on.”


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